Denmark Euro 2021 Squad(Players List), Strengths, Weakness, Predictions: Denmark is once again all set to repeat the history for the upcoming summer edition, which was written 28 years ago on their stunning win at the Euro 1992 championship. It is going to be a great opportunity for the country to prove its strengths and return to the competition, where they failed to qualify four years ago. Although they returned strongly two years later in the 2018 world cup, thereby somehow reaching into the 16th stage on throwing out Finalists Croatia on Penalties.
Countries like France, England, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Belgium hold some of the top football players which are all set to feature in this summer edition – the latter of whom are dented against Denmark in the group stage completing the group by Finland and Russia.
As the Euro 2020 Summer Championships is on its way, we are going to look out Denmark’s Key Strengths and Weakness and also predict how far the team will compete at this crucial event.
Even though Denmark managed to go through the qualifying campaign, the Age Hareides lead team struggled themselves in the tournament without the playoff match. All through the event, their only major slip up came during a 0-0 stalemate against Georgia on the sixth day of the match. But in the match before that the team showed commendable performance with a 3-3 draw in Switzerland, thereby having a narrow three points win at home to Ireland.
On the final matchday, Denmark made a strong comeback beating the Swiss on their field and securing much needed second spot against the Mick McCarthy’s Men. Denmark looked robust throughout the game, where four draws in an eighth consecutive game group stage left them in dangerous territory. The players exhibited a stellar show of determination and mental toughness clinching the biggest wins of their qualifying matches with three draws and a win.
The team holds one of the premier league’s finest goalkeepers in the form of Kasper Schmeichel. His ability to playing a safe hand accompanied by leadership qualities and experience is the backbone for the Danish side. Also, the team possesses another talented player Christian Eriksen, one of the best attacking midfielders England has hosted in recent years. His quality will benefit them majorly blocking the opponents Russia and Finland.
So this is the Denmark strong line up, occupied with enough quality and all set to outsmart the opposition. Their qualifying group restricted minnows Georgia and Gibraltar, but when it comes to the performance against their closet rivals, they are actively inhabited to make the opposition’s life difficult.
Even though Denmark is known to be a well organized and tough team to beat, the team lack in some key areas. Henrick Dalsgaard and Jens Larsen have proved vital leading the team into the summers tournament. But the major concern is they are still the untested defenders, one of whom is often played out of the position.
Dalsgaard looks great at the current position in the summer championships along with Brentford, but they still have improvised on their skills to progress at the later stages of international competition. Larsen positioned as a right-back, has so far been placed on the left of the defence due to the absence of suitable options.
We are though missing the likes of Jon Dahi Tomasson and Preben Elkjaar, where Hareide is forced to select between a set of forwards who have lacked in performing into the national team. Yussuf Poulsen has so far scored five goals in two of his last three seasons and Martin Braithwaite standing at double-figure goal doesn’t inspire. Kasper Dolberg has also unimpressed thereby striking five goals in just 15 outings. Thus the team’s major concern as of now is the lack of a regular goal scorer.
Denmark stands with strong players on their side and this time one can predict a stunning outcome in the Euro 2020 championships, majorly against Russia and Finland. The team is expected to find a sweet second spot behind the all-time favorites Belgium. If they accomplished, then we will see them in the round of 16 clashes against the sides that finished in Group A, which could be either Turkey, Wales or Switzerland.
The team bears a fair chance of beating Switzerland once again, which they have already done during the qualifying round and based on the FIFA rankings, they could easily land themselves past the other two options. But as of now, it seems tedious task ahead of Denmark to pass that stage. Even though there are quality players in the squad, but the calibre of the opponents in the campaign is simply too strong for the Danes and this could find them difficult to surpass.