My Home Country: What Sweden means to Lindelof
The Manchester United squad comprises 13 different nationalities, but how much do you know about the places our overseas stars come from?
Our ‘My Home Country’ series continues with Victor Lindelof, who recommends what tourists should do in Sweden, tells us his favourite native food and admits what he misses most from his homeland…
What’s the best thing about Sweden?
“Of course, I’m going to say my friends and family but, other than that, I think the people are very nice and the food is very good. I could name a thousand things I like about Sweden. It’s my home, it’s where I grew up. It’s an amazing country with great people, who are very nice and humble. It’s a beautiful country, there are a lot of good things to do.”
Where should a first-time visitor to Sweden go?
“I would take them to Stockholm first, the capital of Sweden. In my opinion, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whenever you want to go, it’s very beautiful but especially in the summer because it is located near the water and you can take a boat out and just enjoy life.”
What would you cook for someone to introduce them to Swedish cuisine?
“I’m not the best in the kitchen, but I think everyone would start with Swedish meatballs. But, in the west, we have a lot of gravy, so I would probably do a nice salad, boil some potatoes and do like a, I don't know how to say it in English, but it's like beef.”
Where did you holiday in Sweden when you were younger?
“I have three brothers, two who are close to my age and, in the summer, we had a lot of football tournaments. So, usually our holidays involved going away to different parts of Sweden and playing lots of tournaments. But also we went to Greece when I was younger and we used to travel on boats between different islands. That was very nice and it is a good memory that I have.”
What do you miss most about Sweden?
“Well, again, friends and family but, other than that, just going into the grocery store and walking through the store and picking out your favourite things. It’ so easy to just go into the store and buy some nice stuff.”
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