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Bayern Munich Alumni: Patrik Andersson would have loved to see Emil Forsberg at Bayern Munich

From one Swede to another, Andersson wanted to see Forsberg at the Allianz Arena.

Sweden v Ukraine - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16 Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Former Bayern Munich defender Patrik Andersson thinks RB Leipzig attacker Emil Forsberg would have been a great fit at the Allianz Arena.

“As a Swede, I would have particularly liked him to be at Bayern and play for the really big titles,” Andersson told Sport Bild. “If the bosses wanted him — I could well imagine Emil at Bayern. If you perform for years, you’re always a topic for Bayern.”

Andersson thought Forsberg was one of the best players to day at the European Championships and might have been able to elevate himself even higher if not for some bad luck against Ukraine.

“Although we were already eliminated in the round of 16, Emil is one of the big winners of the European Championship and was the most important and best man for Sweden. He has always improved, constantly brought top performance and was very confident in front of the opponent’s goal,” Andersson said. “(Against Ukraine) he was unlucky with a goal against the post and a crossbar. Emil has developed enormously in Leipzig, gained a lot of self-confidence and has therefore also taken on a lot of responsibility in the national team. He is the constant in our game, has always put us in the right direction, looked for balls, outplayed opponents in one-on-one situations, shines as a preparer and as a goal scorer. Emil is performing at a very high level at the moment. But in the end, titles count in soccer. So I hope he wins something big soon.”

In the end, Andersson thinks Forsberg made the right move in signing a contract extension with RB Leipzig prior to the Euros, however.

“It was very smart that he extended his contract before the European Championship. This allowed Emil to play freely and loosely,” Andersson said. “In Leipzig, he is given responsibility and knows that he will play at the top of the Bundesliga every year.”

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