Sweden will face Spain in the first match of the newly started Nations League. The world champions from this summer come to the match with only 15 players from the World Cup squad - after weeks of boycotts, turmoil and meetings with the federation.
– I think it has affected them incredibly much, that they come here quite tired after this fight they have waged for such a long time with the federation, says Marklund and continues:
"For their part, I still believe that the fight they have waged for equality, equality and security is even more important than the fight on the pitch.
Decisive ahead of the Olympics: "Super important"
The match against Spain could be of great importance in the hunt to reach the Olympics next summer. Then Sweden must first win its group.
"It's super important. We have had the privilege that the Swedish women's national team always basically makes it to the next team. This means that you can constantly build on the audience and the interest.
What do you think about the match?
"I think it's going to be a very emotional match. I think Sweden has a good chance of winning. Spain still comes with such a turbulent build-up and long meetings that there should be great opportunities for Sweden to win this match.
Sweden is also missing several players who contributed to the World Cup bronze, not least Barcelona star Fridolina Rolfö and striker Rebecka Blomqvist.
SVT broadcasts the game from Gamla Ullevi starting at 18.00.