The former Esbjerg-profile of Jeppe Andersen tells that he and the Hammarby-players had a belief that they should play on the team along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
"For training yesterday went talk very much on how it is to have Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a dressing room."
It says Jeppe Andersen to B. T. Sport, before he continues:
"It started the yesterday (Tuesday, ed.) with that he put the picture up of a Hammarby shirt with his name on, on his Instagram. So there was a little discussion and wondering, if he came to Hammarby as a player or how, and how."
however, It turned out to Jeppe Andersen should not be teammate with the swede. He had also bought into the danskerklubben.
The Danish captain had not just imagined that it was this that was the plan:
"I am surprised that it has happened, I do not think that there were many who had seen it coming. It is as a little wild to think on. We also know that he has bought a house in Stockholm, then we can discuss whether he is going to move to Stockholm, when he is finished with his career," says Jeppe Andersen.
"It's funny to think that a player like him becomes a part of the Hammarby. People think it is special. It is, perhaps, more especially for the swedes, as he is the greatest Swedish player ever. It is equivalent to Michael Laudrup bought into the club for me. It is the scale we are in. It is cool to be a part of."
In the publication of the fact that Zlatan had bought themselves into the club, " said Ibrahimovic, that he would have that all would know who Hammarby is in the future. According to Jeppe Andersen goes to the already very good:
"It helps to put Hammarby on the map when he puts something up on social media. After all, he has 40 million followers. Hammarbys official Instagram profile got around 20,000 new followers yesterday, after he put the picture up of the shirt. So it makes as a difference."
Hammarby-the dane believes that the club has the potential to be the leading club in the Nordic countries, like Ibrahimovic himself has said:
"It doesn't seem unrealistic to me. If you look at the last two years of development, we are just getting better and better. The economy in Hammarby is really good. The results are also just getting better and better, and now we come to Europe in the next season. So I can well understand, he has put his money in Hammarby. If you look at the fanbasen, then there is no club in the Nordic region, has as many fans as Hammarby have, on average," says Jeppe Andersen.
Ibrahimovic has announced that he will make Hammarby to the biggest club in the Nordic countries, and it may mean reinforcements of the team, and this may be true Jeppe Andersen's position in the club, but it is not something that the Danish captain is nervous for:
"You are, of course, never secured its place, but I am confident, with the role I have in the club. I am after all, the captain of the team and have played pretty much all matches from the start of the last two and a half years, and I have done well," concludes Jeppe Andersen.
Hammarby was number three in the best Swedish series in the last season. Danish Mads Fenger also plays on the team.Updated Date: 28 November 2019, 14:00