Rangers defender Filip Helander’s form has had Rangers fans singing his praises, and it’s now earned him a call to join the Sweden national side.
The towering 6ft4 centre half stood out for Rangers in the last month, with a top display against Porto supplemented by goalscoring performances against Motherwell and Hearts.
It’s not gone unnoticed by Swedish national team manager Janne Andersson, who will have the former Bologna defender in his squad for the matches against Romania and the Faroe Islands.
Nu börjar det att dra ihop sig. EM-kvalavgörandet för herrlandslaget väntar runt knuten med direkt avgörande matcher mot Rumänien och Färöarna. Janne Andersson har tagit ut truppen med en nykomling i 19-årige Dejan Kulusevski. Vad tycks?#viärsverige #euro2020 pic.twitter.com/BF6r0hbDZA
— Svensk Fotboll (@svenskfotboll) November 6, 2019
It caps off what’s been a solid month for Filip Helander in which he has really emerged as an asset to this Rangers side for the first time since his summer transfer.
Alongside Connor Goldson, the duo are now widely considered Rangers’ primary centre-back pairing.
The 26-year-old took his time to bed in to life at Ibrox but his recent form has inspired supporters so much they’ve adopted a classic from Helander’s homeland and put it to the tune of the defender’s name.
Rangers fans have been singing the praises of the Malmo born defender to the tune of ABBA classic Gimme, Gimme, Gimme in celebration of his form.
With the likes of veteran centre half Andreas Granqvist and Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof, Helander has a fight for a starting berth in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Former Celtic defender Mikael Lustig, now at Gent, is also included in the squad.
Sweden’s group F in Euro 2020 qualification is finely poised, with the Swedes sitting second on 15 points, one above Romania and five behind leaders Spain.