Newcastle United’s Alexander Isak has told Fotbollskanalen that he’s more comfortable operating as a centre forward.

Eddie Howe has used the 24-year-old as a striker, barring a few occasions towards the end of the 2022/23 season, where he was deployed on the left wing.

The Newcastle star operated in his preferred position for Sweden, until the arrival of Jon Dahl Tomasson earlier this year.

Tomasson had used him as a winger and as a second striker in the two matches in March, and he relied upon Sporting star Viktor Gyökeres to lead Sweden’s attack.

On Wednesday, Sweden suffered a 2-1 defeat to Denmark in a friendly tie, and Gyökeres was forced to miss this clash due to an injury. Tomasson deployed the Newcastle player up front and he got his name on the score sheet.

The former Real Sociedad man insisted that he’s more dangerous when used as a No.9.

“Great, of course. I always try to score even if I don’t score and now it felt more natural in that position. Even though I have freedom in my game, that starting position is the one I’m most used to and where I feel most dangerous. So, it felt good,” he said.

“It was good. Even though I can play in other positions, that’s where I play week in, week out at Newcastle. That’s where I’m most comfortable. Not as a fixed ‘nine’ but with freedom so I can go on instinct.”

It’s unclear whether the Newcastle star will continue to be the main striker for his country once Gyökeres is available for selection.

When asked if he wants to play up front for Sweden, Isak explained: “If it feels like it did in this match, of course. But it’s different from match to match, depending on the opposition. It is hard to say. It’s clear that’s where I feel most comfortable.”