Isak Johannesson Sparks Hope for Promotion

Isak Johannesson Sparks Hope for Promotion

Isak Johannesson, a rising star in the 2nd league, has recently hit a minor setback with just one point scored from three games. However, this is considered as merely a temporary slip for the talented player.

Johannesson, aged 20, was loaned to Fortuna Düsseldorf from FC Copenhagen in the summer. From the moment he set foot on the German soil, he has demonstrated exceptional professionalism and commitment to his craft. His performance is marked by his sheer will, superior control over the ball, a commendable overview of the game, and more importantly, his unwavering optimism. The recent defeats against St. Pauli (1:2) and in Paderborn (3:4) have not dampened his spirits.

With Johannesson in the team, there’s an increased hope for Fortuna Düsseldorf’s promotion!

Despite the recent slump in performance and the widening gap with the top 3 teams, Johannesson, fondly referred to as Island-Isak, believes that the season is far from over. He asserts, “Had someone predicted that we’d be in the semi-finals of the DFB Cup by February and still within close reach in the league, we would have gladly taken that offer. It’s crucial now to not dwell on the negatives. We have a remarkable team that has had its share of bad luck with injuries. If we maintain our positivity and focus, things will definitely turn around. The season has been quite promising so far.”

Johannesson is optimistic about a successful restart with a victory against Elversberg on Saturday (1 p.m./Sky). He states, “The time is ripe for a win. The past few games have been challenging, but we could have easily scored more points. We need to keep working hard and the wins will follow. We have a never-give-up attitude and that has been evident several times this season. The entire team is eager to get back to winning ways.”

Johannesson and his teammates have their eyes set on making it to the Bundesliga. He is passionate about Fortuna, whether they are in the 2nd league or not. After this season, the club has the option to sign him permanently for 2 million euros, and there’s no reason for them not to. Island-Isak shares, “I feel at home here and I want to stay where I feel good, which is here. I can’t say more because I can’t control the rest. But everyone knows how much I love being here.”