Birmingham star Sebastian Larsson has admitted he is keen to break into the Swedish national setup.
Larsson - who joined Blues on a permanent deal from Arsenal in January - played the full 90 minutes against Sunderland on Tuesday in a game watched by Sweden assistant coach Roland Andersson.
Compatriot Tobias Hysen also made a brief cameo for The Black Cats but Larsson hopes to have caught the eye of Andersson as he is keen to make the step up to the international arena.
"To play for the national team is a big dream," Larsson told Sportbladet.
Larsson has also explained that his desire for regular first team football convinced him to leave North London and join Steve Bruce's side for £1million in January.
The versatile performer had benefited from an education under Arsene Wenger - with Sweden captain Freddie Ljungberg also giving the youngster valuable advice - but Larsson felt the time was right to leave.
"Bruce was very keen and called all the time, that is a coach who really wanted me," Larsson added.
"I needed to take the next step and didn't want to wait as long as I might have had to at Arsenal.
"At the same time I am very grateful for my years at Arsenal.
"The last few years, when I started to train for the first team, he [Ljungberg] meant a lot to me.
"He always helped me with advice and everything. We are in touch every now and then."