Watford goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg has told the Swedish media playing in the Premier League will give him a better chance of becoming his country’s No.1.
Dahlberg signed for Watford in January, but was loaned straight back to IFK Goteborg for the remainder of last season.
Speaking to Expressen, Dahlberg was asked about becoming Sweden’s first choice goalkeeper: “Robin (Olsen) is good, tough to compete with. You must believe in yourself and try to do as well as possible. Becoming a prime goalkeeper in the Premier League is an advantage.”
The 19 year old joined Watford in January for an undisclosed fee, but it’s been suggested it was around 35m Krona (about £3.1m), a record for a Swedish goalkeeper.
Dahlberg will finally meet with his new Watford teammates when they return for preseason training and it’s expected in Sweden he will be challenging for a regular place in the Premier League side’s starting eleven.
Despite just missing out on being selected for Sweden’s World Cup squad the player will be looking to become their No.1 in the coming years.
The youngster is highly rated in his home country and was IFK’s first choice last season, despite his age.