Trigger play for external embedded video

Hi There,

I’m using an embed element to load a video with this custom code:
<video src="" type="video/mp4" width=“310” height=“544” loop></video>
Works fine.

Now i have added a div on top of the video with a playbutton svg-image. All i want is just the video to get playing once i have clicked the playbutton image.
I cannot figure out how to trigger the video element with an interaction to start playing the video. Is this because i am not using a standard youtube/vimeo video embed?

Can someone please push me in the right direction?

Thanks! Joris