A month or so ago he had seemed an improbable squad member, but he regained his club place and responded with six goals in six games over the closing weeks of the Bundesliga season.
It led to him being given another chance by the national coaching duo in Sweden's warm-up friendlies.
He made it count as well, scoring Sweden's only goals in their 1-1 draw with Austria and a 1-0 win over Denmark.
Stocky, but swift, he is very much a penalty box player - a classic poacher.
He has a reasonable scoring ratio at international level, averaging a goal every three games.