Gary Lineker savaged by Sweden’s Alexander Isak who has no idea who MOTD host is

Sweden's Alexander Isak needed reminding of who Gary Lineker was after being told of his praise following their opening two Euro 2020 fixtures in Group E.

The 21-year-old former Borussia Dortmund forward has made 23 appearances for his country having become their youngest ever player at the age of 17 back in 2017.

Following a fine solo season that included 17 goals in 34 La Liga outings with Real Sociedad, Isak has played a key role in Sweden's opening fixtures in which they have claimed four points.

Lineker said of the young forward: "Don’t think there’s much doubt that Alexander Isak will attract a lot of attention from clubs across Europe. Exceptional talent."

When he was told of Lineker's praise, Isak said: "I am not that aware of him."

Before asking: "It’s an old player working in the studio?"

After being reminded that he won the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup, the Sweden youngster seemed to clock who it was offering plaudits on his performances.

Adding: "I wasn’t born then but I have a little bit of knowledge about him."

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Following that, Lineker replied with an old man emoji.

Micah Richards is also a big fan of Isak, as he noted on BBC punditry duty.

He said: "He's got such quick feet for a big man. If there was anyone who was going to make the difference in this game, it was this man.

"He can do it in the Premier League. I would love to see him in the Premier League, he's been linked to Arsenal so I might have found a gem there."

Alex Scott then added: "He was that one player giving them a bit of magic and that bit of a spark. We've seen him taking getting to the back post, leaping for headers.

"You knew because of the whole game, something was happening because of him which led to the penalty.

"He's got ability to get your head down, take players on 1v1 in the box. He managed to tell his players to get up the field and come with me."

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