SEB LARSSON says he is delighted to see a fellow Swede making his mark at Sunderland, reports Chris Young in Hong Kong.
Summer signing David Moberg Karlsson grabbed Sunderland’s third goal in today’s 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, to seal the Black Cats’ place in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy.
Despite being limited to an 18-minute run-out from the bench, Moberg Karlsson delivered the corner from which Wes Brown put Sunderland ahead and then sealed victory at the death when he ran onto Stephane Sessegnon’s through-ball.
Sweden international midfielder Larsson said afterwards: “I was delighted that he was on the scoresheet.
“He’s a young lad whose come in and he’s enthusiastic and he’s done well so far.
“I’m sure it’s been nice for him to have a fellow Swede around and ask a few questions.
“I like it myself too. I haven’t played with a Swede before in club football so it’s good.”
Larsson was also pleased to see Brown make an impact, as the former England international continued his comeback from long-term injury.
Brown hasn’t played competitively since January 2012 and before this pre-season, his last appearance for Sunderland came in last summer’s trip to South Korea.
But the 33-year-old headed Sunderland into a 2-1 lead after Cabral had cancelled out Gylfi Sigurdsson’s deflected opener for Spurs.
“I wouldn’t say it’s like a new signing, but with him missing for so long, he’s so far been able to have a good pre-season,” added Larsson.
“As you saw today, he’s got all the qualities to be a fantastic player for us.
“Hopefully he’ll stay fit, I’m sure he will.”