Watford January signing Pontus Dahlberg has been given a huge vote of confidence after being being called up for Sweden’s two friendlies next month.

Fotboldirekt have reported Dahlbeg has been selected by Sweden manager Janne Andersson for the games against Chile and Romania in March.

The 19 year old has established himself as Sweden’s U21 No.1, and it seems like Andersson wants the Watford player to make the next step in his international career.

With these games being in used as preparation for the World Cup this summer it’s unlikely Dahlberg will play ahead of current first choice Robin Olsen next month, but it gives the youngster a chance to become accustomed with the senior team.

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The goalkeeper is highly rated in his home country, and is seen as one for the future.

Dahlberg joined Watford in the last window for an undisclosed fee, but it’s been suggested it was around 35m Krona (about £3.1m), a record for a Swedish goalkeeper.

The player was instantly loaned back to IFK Goteborg until the end of the season, and in the summer he will join up with his Watford teammates.

His call up to the Swedish national team will only come as boost to Dahlberg, and a give him confidence ahead of fighting for the No.1 spot at Watford next season.