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Mads Bech receives first senior call-up for Denmark

Defender joins Christian Norgaard, Christian Eriksen, and Mathias Jensen in squad

24 May 2022

Mads Bech will join Christian Nørgaard, Mathias Jensen, and Christian Eriksen in the senior Denmark National Squad after receiving his maiden call-up.

It will be a busy period for our four Danes who face four Nations League A games in ten days next month. 

Kasper Hjulmand's side begin with a trip to Paris on Friday 3 June to take on the reigning Nations League holders, France, at the Stade De France. Three days later it is Austria who provide the opposition at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna. 

The Danes then return to home soil for a pair of games at Parken against Croatia on Friday 10 June and Austria on Monday 13 June. All games kick-off at 7.45pm UK time. 

Mads first inclusion at senior level comes after a stellar Youth international career for his nation. The 23-year-old has represented Denmark at Under-18, Under-19, and Under-21 level, losing just four of his 29 matches. He captained both the Under-18s and Under-19s and was named in the Team of the Tournament at the 2021 Under-21 European Championships in Hungary and Slovenia. 

This season, the central defender has featured 15 times for Thomas Frank's Brentford, 11 of those coming in the Premier League. In total, he's now played 66 times since joining The Bees from AC Horsens in July 2017.

Our other three inclusions are all much more established faces at international level. For Christian Eriksen, this represents a second international call-up since his return to football in February. The 30-year-old marked his comeback from a heart condition with a goal against Netherlands in March before adding his 38th goal in 111 Denmark appearances against Serbia three days later.

Christian Nørgaard and Mathias Jensen both made their senior debuts in autumn 2020 and have featured regularly ever since. Christian has earned 17 caps over the past two years while Mathias has made 16 appearances. Both also have one goal to their name. The pair were key parts of Denmark's successful 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign, which saw a spot in Qatar booked with two games to spare. 

Mads Roerslev has not been named in the 29-man squad but will still join up when the Danish training camp gets underway at the Strandhotel Marienlyst next week. 


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