David Moberg Karlsson

Moberg Karlsson up for Hong Kong test

by Stuart Vose

Swede ready to head to Far East.

David Moberg Karlsson is looking forward to getting his first taste of the Barclays Premier League during Sunderland’s trip to Hong Kong.

The squad will jet to the Far East this weekend to take part in the flagship tournament, with a game against top-flight compatriots Tottenham Hotspur lined up for July 24.

Depending on results, the Black Cats will then face either Manchester City or South China FC three days later in the only Premier League-affiliated competition to take place outside England.

Moberg Karlsson grew up watching the English top flight and says the tournament is an important part of preparations for the new season, which kicks off on August 17.

And the Swedish winger can’t wait to get stuck in having scored two goals on his debut in a behind-closed-doors practice game last week.

“I’ve never been to Asia before so I’m looking forward to the trip,” he said. “I think the games over there will be good too against strong opposition.

“I watched the English league a lot and it’s the best league in the world. I know all about the teams going to Hong Kong and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

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