Swedish national coach Janne Andersson is full of praise for Alexander Isak's play in the 1-0 group match against Slovakia at the European Championship.

The former Willem II striker received the trophy for man of the match afterwards.

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Isak was a scourge for the Slovak defense, especially after the break.

The attacker was, among other things, at the basis of the attack that led to a penalty 15 minutes before the end.

From there Emil Forsberg scored the only goal of the game.

"It is very nice to have him on the field. He is a huge talent," Andersson praised 21-year-old Isak.

"He is a young footballer who can still grow a lot. I think we can expect a lot more from him. He played very well today and with a little more luck he would have scored."

For Isak it is the first time that he plays for his country in a major tournament.

"Before the start of the European Championship, I tried to describe what it feels like to represent Sweden," he said.

"But I was wrong. It feels much better, just great. It's an incredible feeling. A win at this level and in this tournament makes me really happy."

With four points from two matches, Sweden is well on its way to the eighth finals.

"We have a great European Championship start, which we must successfully complete against Poland. But first charge the battery again," said Isak.

The Scandinavians will close the group stage next Wednesday in Saint Petersburg against Poland, which first plays against Spain on Saturday.

See also: View the schedule and group standings of the European Championship