‘Ken Seema, back with a smile’ reads a headline from the Thursday edition of Svenska Dagbladet.
The Swedish newspaper and other media outlets in the country have been speaking to the Watford player about his return to the national squad, and he’s clearly thrilled to have been called up.
Clearly a much liked footballer around the Swedish set-up, the 25 year old is said to have a smile on his face not only because he’s back in the selection, but also due to his general enthusiasm for all things football.
Moving to Watford in the last summer transfer window from Östersunds FK, Sema has had to prove himself all over again.
Svenska Dagbladet quote him as saying: “It’s always fun to be back. It is an honour to play in the national team and it doesn’t get much bigger than this. And now I’m here again, now I’m smiling.”
Sema has eight starts and seven substitute appearances in the Premier League since his summer move, and thinks many predicted it would be much less: “There weren’t many who thought I’d play at all. Is he going to the Premier League? It’s a big league. Will he succeed? As you can see, I have been playing pretty much.
“Anyone who knows my story knows it’s not been easy. But now I’m here again (with Sweden). It feels like I’ve done well, played a lot and got into a good team.”
The footballer will hope there’s more to come with Watford before the end of the season, to set him up for a more important campaign next time.