Life couldn’t be better at St.Andrews at the moment according to Swedish midfielder Sebastian Larsson.
Larsson, 24, has been a permanent fixture in the record breaking Birmingham team this season and he’s enjoying his football now more than ever.
He told the Birmingham Mail: “Being part of Birmingham at the moment is exciting, it’s definitely the most exciting time since I came to the club.”
“We’re doing well in the league and we’re in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup so there’s a lot of good games to look forward to and you just want to make sure you do well so that you’re in the team every week.
“We’re on the right track to become a much more competitive team. We’ve had a fantastic run this year and hopefully we can keep progressing.”
“We want to try and finish as high as we can, there’s no point relaxing too much. We’ve done what we should and we want to push on and see where we end up, both in the league and cup.”
Larsson, who has been at Birmingham since 2006, was initially on-loan from Arsenal but the deal was made permanent by then manager Steve Bruce after impressing in the 2006/07 promotion campaign.
He signed a four-year-deal and cost just £1million, a deal which looks even better now Larsson is also an established member of the Sweden squad. He will not be rubbing shoulders with the best players in the World during the summer due to his country’s failure to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa.
“Unfortunately I don’t have the World Cup to look forward to, which is disappointing,” he said. “It was the first time Sweden have missed a championship in 12 years. It’s never the same when you’re country isn’t in it and you’re looking to be involved in your first World Cup.”
That disappointment means that Larsson will be even more motivated to make sure Birmingham finish as high as possible in the Premier League and maybe even make a trip, or two to Wembley.