Martin is 16 years old and his dream seems to have come true. He is going to become a professional soccer player, in Italy. But the dream turns into a nightmare when he slowly but surely sees the underbelly of the football world and realizes that he might not dream of playing football at all. Tigers is a coming-of-age story with a football focus that is primarily a depiction of Martin’s struggle with himself. The film is based on Martin Bengtsson’s autobiography In the shadow of San Siro.