Rotherham United goalkeeper Viktor Johansson on the wait to make his Sweden debut

The shot-stopper is in the squad for Euro 2024 qualifiers.
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Viktor Johansson

ROTHERHAM United goalkeeper Viktor Johansson is hoping for his first taste of action for Sweden during the international break but won't be complaining if he's consigned to bench duty again.

The shot-stopper has been called up for the third time by his country and is in the squad for Euro 2024 qualifiers against Estonia and Austria.

He has yet to be handed his debut, which is something the 24-year-old regarded by Millers manager Matt Taylor as the best shot-stopper in the Championship accepts.

“It's enough just to be there,” he said. “Sweden have already got two great keepers. It's a different style of play to that at Rotherham. It's been a matter of learning the surroundings and everything that comes with it.

“It's a dream come true to go away and represent my country. It's a massive achievement.”

The Swedes travel to Tallinn to take on Estonia on tomorrow  before a home game with Austria in Stockholm on Tuesday.

Johansson acknowledges that, for now, he's behind Aston Villa's Robin Olsen and AIK's Kristoffer Nordfeldt in the pecking order, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have designs on going a step further in the future.

“I want to get to the next level and actually play,” he said.

Loan right-back Dexter Lembikisa was withdrawn from the Jamaica squad on Tuesday evening, with no public reason given. The 19-year-old had been selected for home CONCACAF Nations League fixtures against Honduras and Haiti.

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