Watford winger Ken Sema says that representing his country on the international stage has been “a dream since ever since I was a kid”.

The Hornets winger from Sweden came through the academy at his local club IFK Norrköping and only left the country in 2018 to join Watford after spells at Ljungskile SK and Östersunds FK.

Sema made his international debut at the Olympics in 2016 and has turned out a further nine times for the Blågult since that tournament as he looks to inspire the next generation in his home country.

The 27-year-old told the club's website: “It means a lot, of course. It has been a dream ever since I was a kid, and also for my family and everyone around me.

“Also, to be a role model for the younger generation, to have faith in their talent and to show that it doesn’t matter what colour is on your skin or anything else, as long as you keep working hard and believe in yourself.”

Sweden will be in Group E in the Euros next summer with Spain, Poland and Slovakia, and Sema is hoping that a strong campaign for Watford can secure his place in the squad for the tournament.

The wide-man has scored once and set up a further five goals for the Hornets so far this season.

“It’s massive, obviously, so I will do my best to be involved in that squad that goes to the Euros in the summer,” he said.

“To play in a major tournament for your country is one of the biggest things you can do as a footballer, so it’s something I’m looking forward to.”