Watford midfielder Ken Sema has spoken to the Swedish media about being left out of the national team squad for last summer’s World Cup.

The player got his dream move to the Premier League with the Hornets, but his summer didn’t totally go to plan.

Speaking to Sportbladet, Sema was asked about his reaction to being informed by Sweden coach Janne Andersson he wouldn’t be involved in Russia: “I was pretty sad when I found out that I didn’ make the World Cup but was very happy with the national team’s success. I tried to reverse the setback mentally but also by keeping going all summer so I would be even stronger and better at the start of the season. It was hard, I turned off my mobile for a few days and I was completely lost.”

The Swede impressed for OFK in last season’s Europa League after Graham Potter’s side reached the knock-out stages of the competition, before being eliminated by Arsenal.

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With his displays for OFK during that season the player had a good chance of making the Sweden squad, but he just missed out. However, his performances brought him to the attention of Watford, and he signed for the Premier League side in July

After a slow start at Watford, in the past few weeks he’s become more prominent, starting the last seven Premier League games from a possible ten.