David Moberg Karlsson can’t really say he had a successful spell at Sunderland.
Signed from IFK Göteborg on a €1.75m deal in the summer of 2013, the winger only stayed with the Black Cats for six months, making only one appearance for the club.
In January 2014, he was sent on a loan deal to Scottish side Kilmarnock, and when returning to Sunderland in the following summer, he was soon sold to Nordsjaelland, in Denmark, on a €500k deal.
Karlsson has spoken to the Swedish press this week in an interview with NT.se, and recalled his short spell at the Stadium of Light.
Speaking of of wanting to do well at Sparta Prague, he says it shouldn’t be as hard as in England.
“Poyet took over and he didn’t like me. It’s tough but I can handle it better than in England. I’m older now.”
But Poyet wasn’t the only responsible for Karlsson’s early departure.
The manager was sacked at the end of the 2013/14 season, before the Swedish winger departed from the club. It was Dick Advocaat who was in charge at that time, and probably wasn’t impressed with the player either.
NT.se believe Paolo Di Canio being ‘forced to leave’ was the player’s big problem, although he’d hardly made a mark before that.