Captain Kjær the survivor
Injuries and poor form at club level are the primary reasons players miss out: Christian Eriksen, Andreas Skov Olsen and Jesper Lindstrøm, and Kasper Dolberg, Jens Stryger Larsen, Andreas Cornelius and Robert Skov, for example.
Captain Simon Kjær was one of the few veterans to retain his position in the squad, although he has not featured for AC Milan since mid-February.
“He played the best I’ve seen against Tottenham for a long time, but since then he hasn’t played. I care for Simon and I hope he finds his way back to the team. It’s a real shame”, admitted the Danish head coach.
Kasper Schmeichel, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Andreas Christensen will also rely on experience.
Denmark open their Euro 2024 qualifiers against Finland at the Parken Stadium on March 23 before traveling to Astana to take on Kazakhstan three days later.
Denmark’s squad against Finland and Kazakhstan:
Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (OGC Nice), Frederik Rønnow (Union Berlin), Mads Hermansen (Brøndby IF)
Defenders: Joakim Mæhle (Atalanta), Simon Kjær (AC Milan), Andreas Christensen (Barcelona), Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace), Victor Nelsson (Galatasaray), Alexander Bah (Benfica), Victor Kristiansen (Leicester), Elias Jelert (FC Copenhagen)
Midfielders: Mathias Jensen (Brentford), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham), Christian Nørgaard (Brentford), Philip Billing (Bournemouth), Morten Hjulmand (Lecce)
Extenders: Mikkel Damsgaard (Brentford), Martin Braithwaite (Espanyol), Jonas Wind (Wolfsburg), Mohamed Daramy (FC Copenhagen), Anders Dreyer (Anderlecht), Marcus Ingvartsen (Mainz), Rasmus Højlund (Atalanta)
Hjulmand mentioned that he might draft another player or two over the weekend.
Source: The Nordic Page