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INTERVIEW | Alexander Jakobsen speaks about Egypt ambitions
Egypt-eligible Alexander Jakobsen speaks to KingFut about his ambitions to play for Egypt, club level and more.
Alexander, also known as Amir Adel, revealed his ambitions to feature for the Egyptian national team, confirming that he follows Egyptian football.
Alex was born in Denmark to an Egyptian father and a Danish mother. His father, Adel Ahmed, is a former Al Ahly and Egypt national team player. A very promising prospect, Alexander Jakobsen was dubbed “Denmark’s Ronaldinho” growing up in Copenhagen.
Jakobsen jointly-played for youth teams Lyngby BK and FC Copenhagen between 2004 and 2011 before joining Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven. However, his contract with PSV was terminated in the summer of 2014.
“To be honest I dont wanna talk so much about my past. I’m a person that looks forward,” Jakobsen told KingFut.
“I love football and of course I’m following the Egyptian league, my family is a family that loves football and we talk a lot about the teams there,” Alexander revealed.
The 22-year-old currently plies his trade at Swedish side Falkenbergs FF, having joined the club in the 2015 winter transfer window. Regarding a summer move, Amir said: “Right now I’m focusing a lot on helping my club.
Jakobsen played a handful of games for both the Danish U-17 and U-19 teams. However, the versatile midfielder was called up to Egypt’s preliminary squad for the U-20 World Cup in Turkey in 2013 by coach Rabie Yassin after being apart of the Young Pharaohs side that won the U-20 African Championship earlier that year.
“I’ve heard that Mr. Hector and his staff are watching my games and they call me an interesting player. Of course it is nice to hear that and I’m honored to hear that from them,” Jakobsen continued.
“Every game I try to do my best, and knowing that the Egyptian people are supporting and watching makes me proud.
“I know players from the squad that I played the U-20 Africa Cup with, are now in the a squad. I had a good time with them so it’s just a bonus.
Finally, Alexander Jakobsen concluded by saying: “Hector Cuper is a big coach and he knows a lot about football, so that he is talking about me is a pat on the shoulder for me.