Olsson nearly quit Blackburn

The 21-year-old has managed to settle at Blackburn after the defender was persuaded by his family to stay and fight.

“For six months I wanted to go back,” he said. “I said I wanted to go back (to Sweden). Mentally I did not play my best football for a long time.

“I phone my family every day. I said I wanted to come home but they told me, ‘don’t do it’.”

“I hope I can stay here now of course,” he said. “When I am playing my best football, I know I can play in this league.

“I just want more games to show that though. If I work hard the manager will pick me. It’s as simple as that.”