Jol backs star for surprise call-up
Fulham boss Martin Jol believes winger Alex Kacaniklic is good enough to play for the senior Swedish national team.
The 20-year-old spent nearly two months on loan to Championship side Watford from the end of January where he turned in a number of eye-catching displays. Jol was so impressed with his efforts for the Hornets that he cut short his spell at Vicarage Road to get him in and around the first-team with his parent club. He has since made three appearances for the Cottagers although his manager is now challenging him to reproduce his Watford form at a higher level. Sweden coach Erik Hamren is known to be short of options on the left flank, and with Euro 2012 coming up, it has been suggested that the 20-year-old former Liverpool youngster could make a late entrance into the squad this summer. Hamren has already checked on Kacaniklic in action for Kacaniklic was watched in person by Hamren during Fulham's win at Bolton earlier this month after he received glowing reports about his debut against Norwich a week earlier, while his performances at Watford were also monitored. Jol said: "They saw what he can do, but that was with Watford. He's got to show what he can do at the highest level. "I'm sure if he does that he will be involved. Normally, if you play in the Premier League you're good enough to play in the Swedish national team."