Marcus Antonsson has told Swedish outlet Expressen that he made the right decision to leave Leeds United in the summer and join Malmo, after failing to impress in Yorkshire.
The 27-year-old was Garry Monk’s first signing at Leeds in the summer of 2016. But he managed just three goals in 21 games for the Whites during 2016-17.
He went on loan to League One side Blackburn Rovers for 2017-18. Although he played predominantly out wide, he still scored eight goals in 34 outings. He was crucial to Rovers’ instant return to the Championship.
Antonsson returned to his home country with Malmo in the summer and has not looked back. The striker has shone in the Europa League and Sweden’s top tier.
“It has been a positive start for me in Malmo. I have contributed goals and assists and we have had a good journey since I arrived,” Antonsson said. “I’m pleased with the move. It is not a step backwards.
“A similarity has been a lot of matches. Every third day, in principle, I’ve been used to it and that’s something I love. Now I play Europa League, and the Allsvenskan just gets better and better and more attractive.”
Antonsson has found the back of the net three times for Malmo this season. They have all come in the Europa League, scoring twice in qualifiers against FC Midtjylland as well as in the group stage against Sarpsborg.
He is set to take to the field and show Leeds what they are missing on Thursday. They play host to Belgian side Genk, with three points crucial to their chances of knockout qualification.