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How will Denmark line up at UEFA Euro 2020?

Sun 06 June 2021 | 16:30

Each football fan supports a unique national team in the UEFA Euro competition, and we got good news for the Denmark fans, this article is about the 11 players who have the highest chance of being in the starting lineup of Denmark Euro 2020 lineup.

Since 1983, the team has maintained a strong competitive presence, with its most notable success coming in the 1992 European Championship in

Sweden

, where it defeated defending champions the Netherlands in the semi-final and Germany in the final.

The newly appointed Nielsen's first priority was to qualify for Euro 1992 in Sweden. Denmark started the qualification with a comfortable home win over the Faroe Islands, but then had an away draw against Northern Ireland and a 2–0 home loss to Yugoslavia.

The two best Danish footballers at the time, Michael Laudrup and Brian Laudrup, chose to leave the national team in November 1990 due to a bad start and a major disagreement with the coach over the new defensive team tactics.

When Nielsen opted to fire talented players like Jan Mlby and Jan Heintze from the team due to disciplinary issues, some newspapers called for Nielsen to resign as head coach, claiming that the team was visibly disintegrating under his control.

Denmark

went on to win the remainder of their five qualification matches.

Denmark advanced from the group stage ahead of England and France, and in the semi-final, they overcame the Netherlands, the defending Euro 1988 champions, on penalties. Then, in the final, Denmark defeated defending World Cup champions Germany to claim Denmark's first international championship.

During UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying, Hareide led Denmark to a second-place finish with four victories and four draws, ensuring that the country qualified for the tournament.

The competition was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 epidemic, and Hareide's contract expired on June 30, 2020. Kasper Hjulmand took his place. Who would Kasper Hjulmand probably choose as his starting eleven for

Denmark Euro 2020 squad

? Let’s find out.

How will Denmark line up at UEFA Euro 2020?

According to the previous and friendly games Denmark would be using the 4-2-3-1 formation. The 4-2-3-1 emphasizes a good midfield defense by forcing the opponents to pass inwards, which should result in a defensive or offensive midfielder regaining possession.

For the squad to stay tight and assist the offense in 4-2-3-1, a lot of cooperation between individual playing positions is essential.

The manager will be the one who would be required to choose 11 players from the 26 players listed below to fill the spots in the mentioned formation. Here are the names:

  • Goalkeepers: 

    Frederik Rønnow, Jonas Lössl, Kasper Schmeichel

  • Defenders:

    Joachim Andersen, Jens Stryger Larsen, Nicolai Boilesen, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jørgensen, Simon Kjær, Joakim Mæhle, Jannik Vestergaard

  • Midfielders:

    Anders Christiansen, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Mathias Jensen, Christian Nørgaard, Robert Skov, Daniel Wass

Forwards:

Martin Braithwaite, Yussuf Poulsen, Andreas Cornelius,

Mikkel Damsgaard

, Kasper Dolberg, Andreas Skov Olsen, Jonas Wind

Starting from the goalkeeper, Sportmob team has chosen 11 players with the highest probability to be in the

Denmark Euro 2020

lineup.

Let’s check out the fixtures of Denmark before seeing who’s first in our Denmark Euro 2020 selection. (All times are based on central Europe)

Saturday 12 June (18:00): 

Denmark vs Finland

(Copenhagen)

Thursday 17 June (18:00): 

Denmark vs Belgium

(Copenhagen)

Monday 21 June (21:00): 

Russia vs Denmark

(Copenhagen)

GK: Kasper Schmeichel

Schmeichel

was called up to the Danish senior team for the first time on May 13, 2011, for a match against Iceland, however, he did not play.

After it became evident that Thomas Sroensen would miss the tournament due to an injury received against Brazil, he was called up for UEFA Euro 2012 as a third goalkeeper on May 29, 2012. This goal keeper made his senior debut against Macedonia in a 3–0 friendly match at the Philip II Arena on February 6, 2013.

Schmeichel captained Leicester City to a 1–0 victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup Final on May 15, 2021, to win the competition for the first time in the club's history, with two saves by Schmeichel contributing significantly to his team's success.

His amazing performance earned him a spot in our 11-man Denmark Euro 2020 selection.

CB: Simon Kjaer

Simon is a unique player who has a lot of experience with World-class tournaments. His experience and playstyle make him a perfect suit for our

Denmark squad for Euro 2021

selection.

Following Denmark's failure to qualify for the World Cup,

Kjaer

was assigned to the national team. On November 14, 2014, he scored his second goal for Denmark in a 3–1 win over Serbia in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualification match.

Between 13 June and 7 September 2015, Kjaer assisted the national team keeps three straight clean sheets against Serbia, Albania, and Armenia. This player played both legs of Denmark's UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs against Sweden, however, the team was unable to qualify for the tournament after a 4–3 aggregate defeat.

On November 18, 2019, this athlete captained the team against the Republic of Ireland, ensuring Denmark's qualification for UEFA Euro 2020. Kjaer made his 100th appearance for Denmark in a 1–0 away win over England on October 14, 2020.

CB: Andreas Christensen

Andreas Christensen

has been a classic player for the national team due to his presence since 2015, but apparently, he has never made it into the Euro competition. We hope that his experience would earn him a spot in the starting 11 of the Denmark Euro 2020 squad.

Christensen is a defender who plays in the center of the field. Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte claimed in 2018 that the Dane had shown "a lot of potentials."

He says he has "a lot of faith in Christensen" because of his "excellent maturity." This is a player for Chelsea's immediate future as well as the next 10 or 14 years. He has the potential to become the team's captain in the future ".

RB: Daniel Wass

Daniel Wass

started his international career in 2005 on the youth side of Denmark. Daniel has always been there but his presence has become less and less significant every year.

Despite his exceptional abilities and marvelous long-shot precision, he seems to lack the luck to be chosen as the starting eleven but this year things can be opposite and he might get some decent playtime. We sincerely hope that he would be among 11 players who get to set their foot on the green pitch as the Denmark squad for Euro 2021.

LB: Joakim Maehle

This amazing footballer thinks about his passing options rather than slamming the ball into the box randomly. This particular factor makes him a great choice for the Denmark squad for Euro 2021.

Maehle

is making more passes in the offensive third than he did in his first season in Belgium, and he is crossing less often than he did in 2017/18, which could indicate not only the player's development but also his tactical awareness and improved grasp of the team's playing style.

On December 22, 2020, Genk confirmed that Maehle has signed a five-year contract with Atalanta for a cost of €10 million. On January 4, 2021, his transfer became official. On January 6, he made his Serie A debut for Atalanta in a 3–0 win over Parma. Maehle had an assist in Atalanta's 2–0 win over Sampdoria on February 28.

CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Our next nominee for Denmark Euro 2020 squad is

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

.

Driving up the field with the ball in his feet isn't the Danish's strongest suit, and neither is scoring goals, as evidenced by his pitiful 4 league goals in 109 Premier League games with Southampton.

However, with 87 touches per 90 minutes in the Premier League this season, it's evident that he's at the heart of the Spurs defense when it comes to attacking transition, whether it's from goal-kicks, recycling play, or counter-attacks.

In May 2014, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was called up to the Denmark senior team for friendlies against Hungary and Sweden, and he made his debut against Sweden on May 28th, playing the entire 90 minutes.

On his third cap, on September 7, 2014, he scored his first international goal, equalizing as Denmark beat Armenia 2–1 in Copenhagen to start their UEFA Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

CM: Thomas Delaney

Delaney

is an excellent defensive player who fills a comparable function to Nemanja Matic. He has improved his ability to predict situations in which he can recapture possession or neutralize opposition attacks.

His tackling is also excellent. He consistently outjumps taller players to win defensive headers, which will be vital given the lack of other players in midfield who can do so. According to the traits mentioned, Thomas Delaney is a good choice for

Denmark Euro 2020

lineup.

AM: Christian Eriksen

Probably the most famous player in our Denmark Euro 2020 selection, Eriksen's preferred position is as a free attacking midfielder behind the forwards; however, he is a tactically intelligent and versatile player who can also play as a central midfielder in a 4–3–3 system, and even as a right-winger in a 4–2–3–1 formation, though he has also been used on the left flank on occasion.

He is widely respected by pundits for his ability to orchestrate attacking moves for his team with his distribution, create or exploit spaces with his runs, and provide assists to his teammates, which he is gifted with excellent vision, passing range, crossing accuracy, set-piece delivery, creativity, technical skills, movement, and an ability to read the game, as well as good balance and co-ordination.

He's also noted for his goal-scoring instincts from midfield, as well as his ability to strike the ball with power and accuracy with either foot, despite being normally right-footed, especially from distance; he's also developed a reputation as a free-kick expert.

Eriksen

signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Serie A club Inter Milan on January 28, 2020, with his contract at Tottenham set to expire in six months. Eriksen would earn 10 million euros per season.

The next day, he made his club debut, replacing Alexis Sánchez as a second-half replacement in a 2–1 home win over Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals. Eriksen made his debut for the club on February 20, 2020, when he scored the first goal in a 2–0 Europa League away victory over Ludogorets Razgrad. On July 1, he scored his first Serie A goal in a 6–0 triumph over Brescia.

Now you tell me, who better than Christian Eriksen to fill our

Denmark Euro 2020

selection?

RW: Yussuf Poulsen

Poulsen's

development has been aided by an unwavering will to learn and develop, in addition to his apparent physical qualities. During his tenure as coach of the Danish U17 and U19 teams, Thomas Frank was astounded by the striker's mental toughness at such a young age.

As a result, Poulsen evolved into a "reliable striker who scored goals" in Denmark's youth system before shocking everyone by joining Leipzig at the age of 19 in 2013. In our opinion, Yussuf Poulsen is a reliable player to fill in a position in our Denmark euro 2020 lineup.

LW: Martin Braithwaite

Braithwaite

is a natural center-forward who has filled a variety of roles throughout his career. He has appeared in 200 games as a target man, scoring 55 goals and providing 31 assists. He's also made 64 appearances as a left-winger, scoring 17 goals in the process.

Depending on the manager's needs, he has also played on the left flank and in attacking midfield. One of the reasons we chose him for the Denmark Euro 2020 lineup, was his ability to play numerous positions. His goal-scoring instincts will make him a constant threat both on the flanks and in the box.

ST: Kasper Dolberg

Now, for our last nominee, we have chosen Kasper Dolberg to fill the last position available in our Denmark Euro 2020 lineup.

He prefers to pass the ball to his feet between the lines. He wants to link up play, pass it to the wide men, and use his speed to get into a position to finish. Dolberg possesses the physical and technical characteristics necessary to follow in the footsteps of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Suarez.

This was Sportmob's prediction of possible starting eleven of Denmark Euro 2020. What's your guess?

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