Last summer, Ken Sema left Swedish club Östersunds FK and made a switch to Watford.
The midfielder gave a lengthy interview to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and during the course of the interview, the 25-year-old explained why making a switch to the Vicarage Road was the right step for his career.
“In the beginning, it was quiet, then came clubs from Belgium and Holland. Somewhere I thought I was past that age, the typical move to Holland for a few years and then on,” Sema said.
“I’m at a right age to take a good step. When this [Watford] came… I thought ‘perfect’ – it is the right step for me and a [right] challenge.”
When the Sweden international joined the Premier League outfit, he signed a five-year deal and has so far made 13 appearances in the league, which includes seven starts. He’s scored one goal and registered two assists in the process.
He’ll need to improve his stats, but Sema dreams of becoming a star player and hopes to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“You have a small road to go, a way to go and you want to reach the biggest clubs,” he explained.
“I want to be [at the] top, I want to be a big star. If I become one is another thing, but I have dreams and you have to dream. There is nothing that is too big.”
The midfielder talks about his dream of making it big, while providing an example of his own journey so far.
“If someone had told me when I was 18 and was rejected by Norrköping that in 2018 I would have done what I have done now, I would have said: please, thank you,” the Watford player stressed.
“But now that I’m sitting here, nothing is impossible! I have worked very hard and sacrificed a lot which I will continue to achieve higher goals and make myself and my family even more proud.”
Watford fans won’t hold dreams against a footballer, and he’d have to do very well for them to stand a chance of that big move.