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Isak hailed as ‘huge talent’ after starring in Sweden’s win over Slovakia

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Though unable to get on the scoresheet, the 21-year-old striker was lively throughout the 90 minutes for the Swedes in Saint Petersburg.

Alexander Isak is a “huge talent”, says Sweden boss Janne Andersson in the wake of the striker’s impressive display against Slovakia.

Sweden carved out a 1-0 win against Slovakia in their second outing at Euro 2020 on Friday.

Isak teased out a penalty which resulted in his team getting the winning goal, with Emil Forsberg the one to score the decisive goal from 12 yards. The victory saw Blagult rise to the top of Group E, and last-16 qualification now looks quite likely for them.

The Real Sociedad striker was a constant source of threat for the opposition, troubling the Slovak defense with his pacy dribbles and sharp changes of direction.

“It’s really good to see him on the pitch, he’s a huge talent,” Janne Andersson said, per Goal. “He’s a young player who’s still got a lot of room for improvement.

“I think there is a lot more to come from him. He played really well today.”

Andersson added: “We’ve played seven games this year, and conceded just one goal. Our attack deserved more today, they were fantastic at times.”