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Dalsgaard: Championship “will suit me very well”

New signing Henrik Dalsgaard gives his first interview as a Brentford player

3 July 2017

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Henrik Dalsgaard said it has been a great introduction to Brentford as he met up with his new teammates for the first-time earlier today.

The 27-year-old joined The Bees on a three-year contract back in May from Belgian side Zulte Waregem. Having been away on international duty with Denmark over the summer, Henrik was given extra time off before returning to first-team training at Jersey Road this morning. The defender said he has been looking forward to this day since signing his deal and that it didn’t disappoint.

Speaking to iFollow about his first day of training, Henrik said: “It’s been great. I have been waiting for this for a long time. It was great meeting the lads and the staff as well. It has been nice to have a little bit of time to get the idea of coming here into my head. Everything has been great so far. I didn’t know too much about the club but I knew more than most other Championship clubs because of the connection with FC Midtjylland. My first thought was that the Championship would be quite a good step for me and it would be nice to be in London.”

Henrik is an international teammate of two current Bees: Lasse Vibe and Andreas Bjelland. He admitted that he sounded the pair out about a move to Griffin Park, something they both felt would really suit the tall Dane’s playing style.

“Lasse Vibe and Andreas Bjelland were both very positive about the club,” said Henrik. “They were also very positive about me coming to the Championship because they think that it would suit me very well. Right-back or right wing-back are my two best positions. Getting forward from the back is exactly how I want to play. I have big lungs so I want to get forward. Compared to the Belgian league I can use my body more here which is where my strengths are.”

Henrik and The Bees have a week of training in West London building up to Friday’s opening friendly away at Aldershot Town. After that it is straight off to France for the club’s Training Camp which Henrik believes will be a great chance for him to get to know his new teammates.

“You can call it quality time with the boys,” said Henrik. “It is going to be great. It was the same when I was in Belgium as that’s when I got to really know the boys. It will be intense which will be great.” 

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