Denmark Team Guide for the Euro 2021 tournament | Can Denmark recreate the 1992 fairytale?
For such a small country Denmark has a particularly healthy reputation at the Euro competition. They won the Euro 1992 competition losing only 1 game. However, before that, in the Euro 1984 competition, they had reached the semi-finals. Compared to other Scandinavian countries Denmark is a powerhouse in this tournament.
- Since September 2018, Denmark has only lost two games, both against Belgium.
- The Danish team is full of players that are part of the best teams across Europe: Schmeichel with Leicester City, Christensen with Chelsea, Delaney with Borussia Dortmund, Eriksen with Inter, Braithwaite with Barcelona, and Poulsen with RB Leipzig.
- Denmark’s biggest problem is creating goals as none of the forwards are very prolific.
Denmark Team Guide: Tactics
Kasper Hjulmand has managed only a few games with Denmark but his preferred formation seems to be 4-2-3-1. With this formation, Denmark even beat England at Wembley. All the play goes through Eriksen. Behind him, he has a solid double pivot of Hojbjerg and Delaney. He links up with the two wingers and supports the centre-forward.
Christian Eriksen is Denmark’s most important player. Even though he is not performing very well with Inter, he always does well on the international stage. With the increasing experience from the other players, he will not be carrying Denmark on the back of his shoulders. Eriksen has amassed 36 goals from 103 appearances. If he can continue his great form for Denmark, it will be interesting to see how far they can get in this competition.
Kasper Hjulmand has been Denmark head coach since July 2020. He has lost two games, only against Belgium. However, he has only managed a few games, but one of those was a historic win against England. He is a successful Danish local coach winning the Danish Superliga with Nordsjaelland.
Denmark Team Guide: Player Profile
It’s impossible to not compare Kaspar with his illustrious father. Over the years, Kasper has proved that he is an elite shot-stopper in his own right. He currently has 60 international caps and has kept 29 clean sheets. During their Euro qualifying games, he only let in six goals.
Schmeichel has the number 1 firmly locked on and will be making his Euro debut this summer. His previous tournament experience was at the 2018 World Cup finals. He kept two clean sheets throughout that competition but eventually lost to Croatia on penalties in the round-of-16.
Denmark Team Guide: Denmark Euro 2021 Odds to win
Most bookies are giving Denmark quite long odds to win the tournament. However, it will be a surprise if they don’t go far in the competition with the quality of players that they have. The Denmark Euro 2021 odds are currently:
All odds were correct at time of publication on 26/04/21. Odds are subject to change.