Martin Braithwaite: ‘Denmark are serious contenders … we can do something special’ | World Cup 2022

Denmark have a problem, Martin Braithwaite reckons. They’re too nice, and way too modest. Or they were, anyway. “Danes are so humble that they will never claim they’re capable of big things, even though it’s in our DNA with the Vikings,” the former Barcelona striker says, laughing as he realises how far back he’s going in search of lost national character.

“Sometimes that’s the Danish mentality: so humble we’re too humble. As Danes, something has been missing: not arrogance exactly, but the confidence to go and do it.” No more. So here’s the thing, a clear message:…

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