Denmark Squad Announced
Giuseppe Bergomi has made a few important changes to his Denmark squad, calling up two players that he has yet to work with, one of which has not yet made an appearance for Denmark. The first is 32 year old central midfielder Thomas Kristensen. The FC Kobenhaven man is coming off of a brilliant run of form in the Danish Superliga that has led to him being called up to potentially win his 6th cap against Azerbaijan, Denmark's only match this break. The second player is 23 year old uncapped right back Daniel Pedersen who has managed to impress Bergomi and potentially win his first cap.
Multiple "top level" players have been left out by Bergomi, and many wonder if it is merely because the break consists of only a friendly match or if the Italian has truly decided to move on and try new players. Once-stalwarts Nicolai Jorgensen and Daniel Agger have both been dropped while promising center back Jores Okore also does not make the cut. Valencia striker Andreas Cornelius has also not been called up, leaving Bendtner and Helenius to fill the striking role.
Denmark only play one friendly match during this international break, a home game against Azerbaijan at the Parken. They are expected to win easily, even if Bergomi decides to mix up the lineups and try out new tactics.
Danish Superliga nominee for Player of the Season Thomas Kristensen returns to the Danish squad.