Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson suffers a slip of the tongue when discussing former team

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The Swedish striker laughed as he still referred to Kalmar as his team.

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Marcus Antonsson became Leeds United’s first signing of the summer when he arrived from Kalmar last month.

He arrived as the top goalscorer with Kalmar in the Swedish top-flight and was clearly happy at the club. However, the chance to test himself abroad proved too much of a lure and he made his way to Yorkshire.

But he clearly still holds a flame for his old team.

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds UnitedA general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds United

He spoke to Barometern in his homeland this week and the subject turned to Kalmar’s recent 1-1 draw with AIK – of which he had this to say:

“We played really well for the first 30 minutes, brilliant. Oops, I say we still.”

“It is a little as it looked during my time in Kalmar FF played really well in periods. But if it continues as the team will definitely climb in the autumn.”

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds UnitedGeneral view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

For a moment it seems that Antonsson forgot he was in fact no longer a Kalmar player, but Leeds fans will surely not begrudge him this.

The Swedish striker seems a down-to-earth and talented striker who can hopefully adapt his game to the more demanding aspects of second-tier football in England.

General view inside the stadium before the gameGeneral view inside the stadium before the game

He looks set to be used regularly throughout the season, as Leeds look to add more goals to their game – a factor that was lacking at times last season.

If Antonsson can discover his Swedish form in England then he will forget about Kalmar soon enough.

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