After dealing with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling on his international debut, Christian Norgaard dreams of the Premier League with ‘Danish club’ Brentford leading up to the play-off semi-final against Bournemouth.
- Christian Norgaard faced Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling on his national debut
- Now he wants to test himself every week against the best in the top flight
- Brentford travels to Bournemouth in the first leg of their Championship play-off
Christian Norgaard kept Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling at bay during his international debut for Denmark, and now he wants to test himself against the best every week by helping Brentford in the Premier League.
The Bees will travel to Bournemouth on Monday in the first leg of the semi-final of their Championship play-off, hoping to get lucky for the third time after missing it twice in the past six years.
Norgaard was outstanding in both defense and midfield, marking his full international debut with the man-of-the-match award when England were held in a goalless draw in Copenhagen last September. He says achievements boosted his confidence and filled him with pride.
After a fight with Harry Kane on his debut, Christian Norgaard now wants the Premier League
“It was the proudest moment of my career, right up there with every other moment,” he said.
“ Playing against top players, hopefully some of the players I will meet next year, and to see that I could not only play between them, but also make a good shift against them – that was a lot of fun for me on a personal level, especially during my full international debut. It was a great experience.’
He added that it has made him want to do the same on a regular basis in the Premier League.
‘Yes absolutely. We all want to compete at the highest possible level, and now we have a good chance of being there next year. We know there is a lot of work to do before that can happen. ‘
Brentford travels to Bournemouth in the first leg of the semi-final of their Championship play-off
Bournemouth also has a Danish midfielder in Philip Billing, but Brentford is the best-known championship club in Denmark, with half a dozen players and Danish coach Thomas Frank, as well as jointly owned with FC Midtjylland.
“They call Brentford a” Danish club “in Denmark,” Norgaard added.
‘There are a lot of Danes and players in the club, so it would be huge for Denmark if we went upstairs.
But Brentford is already widely talked about in Denmark because of our performance, reaching the play-offs and being in the mix for automatic promotion two years in a row.
‘That is a fantastic achievement. Now we want to top the icing on the cake. ‘