As Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not playing for Sweden national football team, RB Leipzig attacker Emil Forsberg has paced into his place to become the national team’s main player. Euro 2021 fans can book Spain Vs Sweden Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

Forsberg was contributory in Sweden’s run to the 2018 World Cup quarter-final, with the player bagging the winner against Switzerland in the round of 16. He has also been impressive at club level, having scored 5 goals and grabbed 2 assists in sixteen games for his club this season, all without being a regular starter.

Euro 2021: Sweden's Star Player - Emil Forsberg
Euro 2021: Sweden’s Star Player – Emil Forsberg

He will be critical to Sweden’s probabilities of going on a run in Euro 2021, so let’s take a closer look at their main player. Forsberg started his career at his local home-town team GIF Sundsvall and was hugely impressive. By the 2nd season, he was a regular in the side and was a real threat with his direct running and creativity.

In his third season, he scored 11 goals in 27 games as Sundsvall were promoted. However, the following season they were relegated and he moved to Malmo FF. His time at Malmo was a major success, as he played a huge part in qualification for the Champions’ League group stage.

As a result, Leipzig snapped him up and in his first full season at the club, he was the star man as the side won promotion to the Bundesliga. He sustained to flourish at the club ever since, becoming one of the main parts of Leipzig’s title-chasing squad. 

Euro 2021: Sweden's Star Player - Emil Forsberg
Euro 2021: Sweden’s Star Player – Emil Forsberg

Achievements 

Forsberg won the domestic double 2 years in a row when at Malmo, and was recognized as the best midfielder in the league. He also made an instant impression at Leipzig, and within his 1st full season, he was awarded the player of the season award as they were indorsed to the Bundesliga.

He settled into life incredibly well in the top tier of German football the following season, and on a personal level, the 2016/17 season was a phenomenal one. After registering a whopping 22 assists in the league, he was crowned the leading assist maker in the whole of Europe and was also put in the Bundesliga team of the season.

He has also been recognised by his Swedish counterparts, winning the Swedish midfielder of the year award in three of the last four season. Euro 2021 fans can book Spain Euro Cup Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

Euro 2021: Sweden's Star Player - Emil Forsberg
Euro 2021: Sweden’s Star Player – Emil Forsberg

Performance during Euro 2021 Qualification

Numbers-wise, Forsberg didn’t have the most prolific qualifying campaign. He scored just one goal and registered two assists, but that shouldn’t take away from the fact of just how crucial he was as he usually made things tick creatively for Sweden.

Sweden qualified out of their group impressively, coming second behind Spain – the only team to beat them in qualifying. They finished four points ahead of nearest rivals Norway, and will now be hoping that they have the quality to get out of a Euro 2021 group consisting of Poland and Spain…again.

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