"LONDON. To sign for Watford was a dream come true."
"But to miss the world CUP was a nightmare."
"– I turned off the cell phone and was “completely lost”, says Ken Sema."
"2016 was the year when The CLUB surprised everyone with their football in the top division. In 2017 it went even better and the year were spiced up with games in the Europa League. THIS went on to the sextondelsfinal against Arsenal. “The Gunners” was a difficult task but The CLUB surprised their badge and Ken Sema storspelade and invited us to a klassmål."
"Then thought to Sema on a place in the world CHAMPIONSHIPS. But he was rejected from the team."
" In February I had a spot and thought I was going to be in the world CUP then I was with when we qualified there. I went from there to not have to be in the world CUP. People said to me, “you expected well you have to be with”. Sweden has very many talented players, but I felt that I had earned a place in the squad and had a belief that I would be with, of course. But it was a punch to the face, I will not lie about. Somewhere I thought hell I was going to be, it would be the largest that had happened in my career so far. I have been with setbacks and success, so I know how to handle it. The survival of the fittest, it is just so. It doesn't matter if you are nice or cocky as a person. Are you not strong, so eat it up you. It was a thing that I said to myself, “this must not eat me up”. I was pretty down in the dumps when I found out that I did not come in the squad but was very happy for the team success. I tried to turn on the setback mentally but also by keeping running throughout the summer so I would be even stronger and better to the start of the season. It was hard work, I turned off the cell phone in a few days and was “completely lost”."
" We played against AIK the day before and were in Stockholm, we were at the airport and could go home. All just “did you come with?”. I was like, “I don't know. I hope.” Then I got a call and saw that it was Janne, and then I got a disgusting feeling. Then I thought, “why should he call me? Well, he wants to call me and say that I am”. You want to fool yourself, haha. It is so, I know! I respond and we talk, he says that “you are not with in my 23-man squad”. It is not possible to describe the feeling."
"Told you for the others in the team to Janne had called you?"
" No, nobody knew about it. I went from when I talked to him, so no one could hear. I spoke clearly and felt that I was so disappointed inside. I drove head high as nothing, but felt the “fan” inside. It was skitjobbigt. But there was quite a lot of writings that I was suspended so I knew that it was not I who imagined that I deserved a place and had a large part of the world-Sweden behind me and it means a lot. I felt “shit, I've still come a long way, I have done nothing. Everyone wanted to call and console me."
"”the Question made me nonplussed”"
"have you Answered the calls?"
"– I turned off the cell phone and focused to come back from adversity."
" I came back to the team and played against Sundsvall on Friday. Derby, fun to meet my brother and get new energy. We won. Got the win against his brother again, to show that I am better, haha, " says Sema, jokingly."
"– Then as soon as I came out there was questions about the national team. I didn't want to be someone who ducks questions, then it depends on what it is for questions. But it is your job, so what should you do? I received a question that made me set, if I would think it was hard to watch the world CUP on tv? I answered quickly, but still took the question home with me. I had had a relationship to the guys in the team, I had been with and getting to know the players. So you wish the best of luck and then it was really fun it went well for the boys."
"– I actually saw all the minutes."
"Had they gone further if you had been with?"
"– Haha...I have asked myself also. It is no nice question, haha."
" No, but seriously. There are many who have asked that question of my friends. So here, I can say, I don't think it had become worse. Had we won? Who knows? say the Shema with a twinkle in his eye."
"– Somewhere, so I know what I can and I think I could have had a role in the national team, who had helped the team."
"You were a part of the squad that took Sweden to the world CUP, but you missed the championship. However, took your bets you to the Premier League."
" Yes. Imagine what I could do with the world CUP, haha. No, but it felt good after the move. I play in a top league."
"Now, when you play in the Premier League and have made goals and assists in the league you should be in the team?"
"– It is a question you may like to, if I deserve it or not. It doesn't matter what I think of it. I can say a lot, but somewhere it is so that you get the chance you should perform. Now I'm at a good level, I think I have done decently, but the feel I have more to give. Do you do good things every day so you get your part, your day. A lot of what I trained came out the day when I scored a goal and assist. It should come out more often. Of course I want to be in the national team, it is special to play for Sweden. When I am with, I want to have a role and show what I can do. I want to feel that I'm so good that I can play there."
"If Jane takes you out - what does he get then?"
"– that I think I have shown, haha."
"– For me it's not about feeling sorry for myself or thwart someone. Everyone makes their choices and I accept all of the choices people make. I want to be so good that it is not possible to close your eyes for me. For me it's that I should be as good as possible and then will be further successes to me. It will come, I'm not worried."