On Monday night, Sweden registered a goalless draw in Milan to earn a 1-0 aggregate win and an hour after the full-time whistle, Ibrahimovic took to social media to say "We are Zweden", which could be interpreted as a hint at a possible comeback despite retiring in 2016.
However, Andersson preferred to praise his players after they kept back-to-back clean sheets against the Azzurri, who will miss their first World Cup in 60 years.
The 55-year-old is quoted by The Mirror as saying: "This is incredible! This player has just stopped to play with Sweden one year and a half ago and we are still here talking about him. Gosh, we need to talk about the great players we have in this team I believe.
"What I wanted to say was that this was the demonstration that our collective acted like this during the whole length of the play-offs. We have many heroes tonight. I am a bit moved but obviously very happy with the result."
Ibrahimovic has previously claimed that Sweden have been playing under less pressure since he opted to end his international career.