Qualification for Denmark was far from plain sailing as they initially struggled to implement the philosophies of new manager Age Hareide, losing 1-0 at home to Montenegro, but by the end of the campaign they won their final play-off fixture against the Republic of Ireland comfortably thanks to a Christian Eriksen hat-trick and are hitting form at the right time.
Denmark Squad Outlook
Kasper Schmeichel, Jonas Lossl, Frederik Ronow, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Jannik Vestergaard, Andreas Bjelland, Peter Ankersen, Jens Stryger, Jonas Knudsen, William Kvist, Thomas Delaney, Lukas Lerager , Lasse Schone, Mike Jensen, Christian Eriksen, Michael Krohn-Dehli, Pione Sisto , Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Viktor Fischer, Yussuf Poulsen, Nicolai Jorgensen, Nicklas Bendtner, Kasper Dolberg (27-man preliminary squad)
Christian Eriksen is undoubtedly Denmark’s best player with the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder developing into a world class player under Mauricio Pochettino, scoring 11 goals in qualifying for Denmark and being part of this season’s Premier League Team of the Year. If Eriksen can continue his form then Denmark may well surprise a few people.