Oscar Linnér was named to the Janne Andersson's januaritrupp in Qatar where it became the international debut against Iceland in a match that ended 2-2.
" It was amazing and fun to get the trust from the landslagsledningen. Both show up even if it is hard the first week of January, first get to know the leaders and gain a foothold. I have, of course, aiming to be in the national team as soon as possible.
the Introduction of the AIK describes the goalkeeper which is pretty tough but he felt that it came off in the autumn of 2017. Season 2018 was something of a breakthrough.
Before the season, I felt a great peace to trust in my own capacity.
– Before the season I felt a great peace to trust in my own capacity. I had reached a level that would help the team to be successful. As long as I worked hard every day and every practice, was humble and focused so would I be able to have a good season and I got it really to sue on the matches.
pressured AIK long time of Hammarby and, in particular, IFK Norrköping, but Solna-team would be the slutsegrare. AIK were noted for the 50 goals which is the least of the top six teams. Instead, the team was by far the best in the defensive, with only 16 goals in 30 rounds.
the new saints conceded 18 goals in 2008, equalled by Kalmar four years earlier but then it was played four times fewer in the top division.
We need to look back 20 years to find a team that conceded fewer goals than AIK did in the allsvenskan 2018. Which team was it? Oh, and AIK when they were second in the allsvenskan in 1999 with 14 goals against.
need a good defense and a reliable goalie. I meet up with the two-meter-long goalkeeper Oscar Linnér at AIK's training at Karlberg.
We sit on a chair in a small corner outside the team's dining room and we start talking about AIK:s opportunities to a new gold. In elfsborgs the first round, the team played a draw against Östersund, 0-0.
– Many teams challenge, particularly Malmö. They have a strong spelartrupp with good conditions and becomes to be reckoned with. It will be a surgical nurse, and season with high quality, many good teams and several fun football to watch. That's what you want in Swedish football and we have to reach a high level in order to be able to compete at the top.
" of Course, we have high expectations on us as the year we had. We have shown how good we can be and we aim not just to meet expectations. We also want to exceed them and we work very hard every day.
during the fjolårssäsongen and missed nine matches but is aware that it is a part of the game.
" It is that one is careful and takes care of the training at the side of the pitch to be ready to come in and make a difference. It is just to accept the situation and make sure to optimize the chances when you come back.
He was the goalkeeper in the allsvenskan, which kept the shutouts, a feat he wants to share with the entire team.
" We had a great season with a player pool that was very dedicated. All sacrificed much in order that we would succeed, we work as a team which is easier said than done.
Linnet lifts up the communication between the centre backs and goalkeeper.
" It was extremely workable and we trained very hard and I and the centre backs took the right decisions at the right times. We were solid back and could win matches with 1-0 though not everything was true, when sued, we could beat the Ass with 3-0 and play them out fully. We were very stable, with extremely high peaks and a high level of severity, individually but also as a team.
means that AIK will try to qualify for the Europaspel during the season.
We hope to be able to advance and take us into some of the playoffs, it would be fantastic.
" We have good chances to reach Europe, we believe in it 100%. As we approach the qualifiers, we will of course meet the team where we are not favourites. But we will still be able to go into with a belief in ourselves and knowing how good we can be. We hope to be able to advance and take us into some of the playoffs, it would be fantastic.
" I'm going to continue to be humble and not to feel cool in any way. I am only 22 years and is obviously happy with what I accomplished. I can't feel satisfied or feel that I am ready. Now, it has celebrated a national CHAMPIONSHIP and a great season individually and now I have simply set new goals. It is hard work every day that can take me there. Then you have done their best in all cases, then we will see where it lands.