Ken Sema has described his selection for the Sweden Euro 2020 side as "a dream" and feels it is deserved for his efforts with Watford this season.

After returning to the Hornets from a spell on loan at Udinese, the winger had to deal with the pressure of being the only left-sided attacking player in the squad, making 46 appearances throughout the campaign, scoring six times altogether.

The 27-year-old narrowly missed out on being included in Sweden's 2018 World Cup team, so is delighted to finally get the chance to represent his team at a major tournament.

“It’s always been a dream for me to play in a big tournament, like the Euros or a World Cup,” he told the Watford FC website.

“It feels so big to be going to the Euros because I missed the World Cup in 2018. I was so close to getting selected but in the end I missed out, so it feels really big for me.

“I’ve worked so much for this opportunity and I thank God, my family and the coach that I’m here now.

“I was at home with my mum and dad, my brother and my fiancée when I saw the list on TV.

“When I saw my name I was really, really happy to get a call-up for the Euros because it means so much to me. My mum was so happy, she was dancing and screaming and my dad as well, they were really happy for me and proud of me.

“It’s a big thing to be on the national team and among a group of the best players in the country, so it was a big day for me and my family.”

Sema feels that his efforts last season not only provided proof of his ability to his national side, but also to the Watford fan base.

“I feel like I had a good season in terms of playing time, the way I played and the stats. It was a big season for the team and also for me,” he said.

“I learned a lot in Italy [on loan at Udinese in 2019/20] so it felt good to come back to Watford and prove myself for me, for the team, for the coach and also for the fans.

“I had a good season and because of that I’m here now in the Euros and I think I deserve it.”