Alex's England Test

Wednesday 14 November 2012 09:09

Fulham star Alexander Kačaniklić is hoping to play a part when Sweden take on England in a friendly on Wednesday evening.

The midfielder moved to England in 2007 when he joined Liverpool from hometown club Helsingborg and has since shot to prominence during his time at the Cottage.

His form was recognised by Sweden when he made his international debut in a friendly against Brazil in August. He then scored his first goal for his country in a 2-1 win over the Faroe Islands, before featuring in a dramatic 4-4 draw with Germany last time out.

And he’s now keen to show what he can do against the country where he plys his trade, telling the official website: “I’m very happy to be called up for Sweden again and it’s a big game for us to be playing England. It’s big for me, of course, as I’ve been in England for five years.

“I didn’t speak to England boss Roy Hodgson much at Liverpool but I know he’s a good manager. England have some quality players, it’s a team full of stars. It’s a friendly but hopefully they’ll start their best players and it should be a good game. I’m certainly looking forward to it.”

Reflecting on his last match for Sweden when they fought back from 4-0 down to salvage a point against the Germans, Alex added: “It was quite a game to be involved in. They were 4-0 up and we weren’t in the game at all but then something happened and we came back to 4-4 – I can’t really explain it!

“I was on the scoresheet in the game before against Faroe Islands to get my first goal for Sweden. It was a dream to score for my country.”