Alexander Isak has emerged as a triumph since his arrival at Newcastle United last summer, and he’s now on the verge of competing in the Champions League this season.
The Sweden international joined the Magpies from Real Sociedad for a reported club-record fee of £63 million. In his inaugural season at St James’ Park, Isak found the back of the net 10 times, contributing significantly to the club’s qualification for Europe’s premier club competition.
In his second season with the club, the 23-year-old has already registered a couple of goals, as Newcastle aims to build upon the positive momentum from the previous season and make a notable impression upon their return to the Champions League.
Being Swedish and being born and bred around Stockholm, you probably would not expect the striker to have an accent that resembles anything remotely English and bit a lot more Scandinavian – but yet, he seems to have exactly that of the country where he now plies his trade.
A clip has emerged on X, formerly known as Twitter, showing Isak in conversation with teammates Jamaal Lascelles and Jacob Murphy and the Sweden international speaks with a distinctly English tone to his voice. You can watch below..
I don’t know what I expected Alexander Isak to sound like but it wasn’t this. pic.twitter.com/1dSY6AisMS
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) August 27, 2023
And fans have been quick to note just how English the striker does sound, with many pointing out that he sounds like a Londoner.
@Tom_FtblScout wrote: “Scandinavians the only area that pick up English accents better than the English.”
@GingerPirlo_ posted: “He’s never sounded like this before. Joe Willock been in his ear too much.”
@King_Kevs_Rant wrote: “Switches up mid speech like Idris Elba doing an American accent.”
@BurntHedges wrote: “I thought he was Swedish? Not from Lewisham?!?”
@ryan34890341 wrote: “So true sounds like any south east boy that’s crazy!!!”
@geepjay99 posted: “He’s from London right.”
@DanClarkPR wrote: “That’s what happens when every Scandinavian country teaches kids English from such a young age.”