Bendtner eyes England scalp
Nicklas Bendtner is determined to help Denmark see off England and avoid abuse from his Arsenal colleagues.
Last Updated: 08/02/11 5:42pm
Nicklas Bendtner is determined to help Denmark see off England and avoid any abuse from his Arsenal colleagues.
The Gunners striker will be a familiar face in the Danish side on Wednesday when they face the Three Lions in a friendly international.
The 23-year-old frontman is renowned for his confident approach to the game and he sees no reason why he cannot help to secure a memorable scalp in midweek.
Denmark emerged victorious the last time England travelled to Copenhagen, with a 4-1 defeat in August 2005 marking a low point in Sven Goran Eriksson's reign.
Bendtner is hoping for similar heroics this time around, but is fully aware of the threat posed by an England side still looking to rebuild following a disappointing showing at the 2010 World Cup.
"I think it is going to be a really exciting match," he told Sky Sports News.
"I think it will be a tough game and there will be a lot of people looking at the game with high expectations.
"England are a strong team so we have to play well and try to beat them."
Bendtner has more motivation than most to finish on the winning side, with his Emirates Stadium team-mates Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott set to line up against him.
He admits defeat is not an option heading into the game, with it imperative that he is the one who returns to London with bragging rights safely secured.
"It is a special game because you always want to do well when you are playing for your country, and I will try to do that," added Bendtner.
"It's always fun to be able to say we beat you guys and so on and so on. If we lose I will get it for the remainder of the year."