Djurgården’s 17-year-old is praised: “Fantastic”

When the 17-year-old was replaced in the final stages, he received loud applause from the home crowd at Tele2 arena.

Bergvall showed no respect in the match. The teenager arranged free kicks, turned yellow and black midfielders away, made his way in small areas and was also close to nodding in a goal in Djurgården’s 1–0 victory.

— A fantastic debut in the Allsvenskan from the start. It’s always a bit delicate when you have to throw them out and see if they can swim. We’ve had it a bit choppy and he’s been looking for an opportunity to get more playing time, today we definitely felt it was time, says Lagerlöf at the press conference.

— It was not unexpected that he would deliver good things out there. He is very, very good and a complete footballer for his young age.

The 17-year-old himself was humble afterwards.

— It’s fun to hear that from your coach, now it’s just a matter of continuing and then we’ll have “Gnaget” on Sunday. It was really, really fun to play football today, says Bergvall to TT.

— It’s a good match by the team where we show that we are a top team, we do great both offensively and defensively.

There was nervousness before kick-off.

— There was a lot of nervousness before the match, it’s a bit difficult, but when we crossed the white line, all we had to do was let off the gas and drive.

TT: Are you starting against AIK on Sunday?

— I don’t know, it’s up to Kim (Bergstrand) and “Tolle” (Lagerlöf).