Brentford midfield player Christian Nørgaard has been looking back the 2021/22 season. It ended with Brentford in 13th in the Premier League, their first in the top flight since 1947. In an interview with the Evening Standard, conducted prior to the end of the campaign, Christian looked back at some of the key moments.
The Denmark international ended the campaign winning the Supporters' and Players' Player of the Year prizes. He played 35 games in his first Premier League season and scored three goals. It came at the end of a frantic two years.
Brentford won promotion thanks to victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final, a year after losing one to Fulham. Christian also played in five matches as Denmark reached the Semi-Final of the delayed 2020 UEFA European Championships. He was on the pitch at Wembley when Denmark lost to England in the last four 11 months ago.
“[The summer] was very exhausting and mentally it was hard," Christian said. "Even though it was the Premier League, to get back to that focus you need. It was very emotional, with everything we went through at the Euros.”
The full piece details some of the high and low moments as well as toughest opponents. Christian also details a friendship with a player plying his trade in North London. Read it here.