At 20 years of age, Pontus Dahlberg has all of his career to look forward to, and while time is on his side, he still needs to play, which isn’t happening at Watford these days.
Bought from IFK Göteborg in 2018, the goalkeeper has yet to make an appearance for the Premier League side, currently third in the pecking order behind Ben Foster and Heurelho Gomes.
The situation isn’t ideal, and it’s one he’d preferably want to get out of, ideally through a loan, which he tried to do this summer.
Speaking to Fötbollskanalen back in Sweden, Dahlberg said: “Something absolutely could’ve happened. We tried to move and spoke about it, but it was a difficult window for goalkeepers where many people moved. Of course, there were a few alternatives, but the club didn’t want to accept the conditions on offer”.
Speaking of difficult situations, Watford currently find themselves bottom of the table in the Premier League with three points from their first eight games, having already changed managers as Quique Sánchez Flores returned for a second stint, replacing Javi Gracia in the process.
That didn’t change Dahlberg’s situation at the club, but it’s a move everyone seems to be getting behind, as the young goalkeeper explained.
He continued: “We haven’t really spoken. The only thing I know is that he’s a good guy who has found himself in a difficult situation. The feeling is that the team has confidence and a positive attitude towards him.
“Of course, the atmosphere isn’t the best, because things haven’t been as good this year compared to last year, but I’m convinced we can turn that around together. We have a solid team”.
As well as that, Dahlberg will also be hopeful to make his debut for Watford at some point this season, perhaps in one of the cups?