After the game many people were talking about this young man who is an Eritrea-Swede and playing the game of soccer on the international arena at such a young age. One of his Nigerian veteran team mates Chinedu Obasi who represents the Nigerian team had this to say, "He could be the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic." For entire game highlights just click on the youtube link below.
While Alexander was delighted by the nice words. His maturity level probably the Eritrean trait he got from his beautiful culture got over him as he responded back in a humble way saying that he has a long way to catch up to that level.As Eritreans and I am sure millions of Swedes you can only proud of the professional level of this young man. He has the ability, the know how and most of all the maturity of a person who is more seasoned than his age. While many teams around Europe are after him, he has committed to his home town team AIK Stockholm and you can see the relationship he has with his hometown folks.
A simple young man who thrives on his ability and loyalty to his home team. I personally wish that he would represent Eritrea and that Eritrea's national team program would have been good enough to be able to give him a choice, but there is no doubt in my mind that the Swede's will not let him easily slide by. See below at the :34 second mark as Alexander pays tribute to his fans.
Happy birthday Alexander Isaac and I hope you continue to inspire millions of people and represent the Eritrean people while also sharing your Swedish culture.
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