Updated June 11, 2021, at 9:59 am.
- Former Mainz coach Hulmond wants to surprise Denmark
- Axis from Kejriwal, Eriksen and Pulsein: Denmark has quality
- Belgium, Finland, Russia: Group rivals are practical
When they won the European Championship in 1992, the Danish team made a sensation. This is unrealistic in 2021, but Danish football has recently made good progress, with more and more well-known players on the team, some of whom play great roles in top European clubs. So you should not underestimate this team.
This is how qualifying for the European Championship went to Denmark
As a runner-up in the group, Denmark did not qualify for the European Championship until the final day. The team did not lose a single game, but a 1-1 draw against Ireland in Dublin was decisive. If the Irish had won, Denmark would not have been there. After all: when you scored 23 goals, you had the best attack in the group – because Dane scored six goals twice for Gibraltar.
Stars and Talents: Eriksson, Delaney, Plusssen and Schmeichel on one axis
It is not uncommon for a Danish national team coach to be robbed of choosing which top players to nominate. In the case of Caspar Hullmond, who has been known to Bundesliga fans since his time at Mainz, it is so. Goalkeeper Schmeichel, defender Kejriwal, midfielders Delaney and Eriksen and attacker Paulsen all play for some of the best teams in Europe. Leicester City, Milan, Atlanta, Tottenham, Inter, Dortmund, Leipzig: Denmark can be considered players from purely top clubs.
Denmark beat Moldova 8-0 in World Cup qualifiers The venomous and technically well-trained team from Denmark proved that this is also true for the U21 European champions, the youngsters who beat their favorite France. The best and best players from this selection can also go to the tournament in the summer.
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Denmark: Very good staff, especially across the board
It is noteworthy that Denmark have some extraordinary abilities in the first eleven of the accused, and are not far behind in the width of the team. Schalke goalkeeper Romnov, for example in the strongest two goals of the population, is also on the team with former Bundesliga players Westergard and Christensen and all of the above not to mention the above, and I’m going to defend two strong centers, Tottenham’s Pierre-Emily Hajjerg before, Excellence in the development phase.
Denmark coach: Caspar Hulmand is spinning a lot
So there are some players who are hard to replace in the Danish team that leads the team, but there is no clear starting lineup. Coach Caspar Hullmond, who has a great start with six wins, one draw (against England) and two defeats (against Belgium), is spinning from time to time. Not only in the case of officials, but also in terms of formation. It makes it difficult for the opponent to match this team. In the 1-0 victory over England in the League of Nations in October, the Scandinavians showed their qualities and disappointed the favorites.
There is no doubt that there are countries that have better officials personally than Denmark. But that’s not the important thing. A team written uniformly with the most important characters can always beat even the best teams. Grouping with Belgium, Finland and Russia is not easy, but it is practical.
The ability to play multiple systems at a high level makes this team difficult to quantify and an advantage. In addition, Denmark can send a variety of players to the field, especially aggressively. Dolberg is a dynamic striker, Paulsen is a worker who sets the accent on the press, and Braitwhite pulls too much into a classic nine goal. Dane’s flexibility in the game will in any case become the most important trump card in the next games.
EM 2021: This is Denmark’s squad
- Jonas Losle (1989), FC Midgeland
- Frederick Rono (1992), FC Schalke04
- Caspar Schmeichel (1986), Leicester City
- Joachim Anderson (1996), FC Fulham
- Nicolai Boylesen (1992), FC Copenhagen
- Andreas Christensen (1996), FC Chelsea
- Sangka (1990), FC Copenhagen
- Simon Kejer (1989), AC Milan
- Jens Striger Larson (1991), Udinese Calcio
- Joaquim Mahle (1997), Atlanta Bergamo
- Janick Westergaard (1992), FC Southampton
- Daniel Vaz (1989), FC Valencia
- Anders Christiansson (1990), FC Malmo
- Michael Damsguard (2000), Sampdoria Genoa
- Thomas Delaney (1991), Borussia Dortmund
- Christian Eriksen (1992), Inter Milan
- Pierre-Emily Hajjjerg (1995), Tottenham Hotspur
- Matthias Jensen (1996), FC Brentford
- Christian Norgard (1994), FC Brentford
- Martin Bright White (1991), FC Barcelona
- Andreas Cornelius (1993), Parma Calcio
- Caspar Dolberg (1997), OGC Nice
- Yusuf Pulsen (1994), RB Leipzig
- Robert Skov (1996), TSG Hoffenheim
- Jonas Wind (1999), FC Copenhagen
- Andreas Skov Olsen (1999), FC Bologna
Denmark’s rivals in Group B: