When Kristoffer Ajer helped Brentford open the 2021/22 Premier League season with a win over Arsenal, it fulfilled a boyhood dream. Brentford signed the Norway international defender from Celtic F.C. for an undisclosed fee in July and he signed a five-year contract. The move ended a five-year stay in Scotland for the tall 23-year-old centre back and he made his Brentford debut in a three-man defence against Arsenal on Friday, heloing The Bees to a 2-0 win.
Ahead of the start of the season, Kristoffer spoke to Molly Hudson, from The Times newspaper. he talked about his development while in Scotland and the early days of his career, in Norway for IK Start, his first professional club. He also explained he always wanted to play in the Premier League.
“To be honest with you, since I started playing football my boyhood dream has been to play here in the Premier League,” he said. “So to be able to do that now for Brentford is a dream come true. I’m so buzzing. To walk out at eight o’clock on Friday night and play Arsenal in front of a full stadium? It’s a dream come true, I can’t wait.”
That deam became a reality and Brentford also got the win. In the interview, which can be seen in full here for subscribers, Kristoffer outlined his ambitions for the future. He also spoke about what he expects to face from Premier League strikers.