Nikolaj Jacobsen: ’He can at least write stupid things for l.’

Nikolaj Jacobsen must do without important Henrik Toft Hansen, when the national team meets in the EM-the camp (d. 28. december. It was clear, as the national

Nikolaj Jacobsen: ’He can at least write stupid things for l.’

Nikolaj Jacobsen must do without important Henrik Toft Hansen, when the national team meets in the EM-the camp (d. 28. december.

It was clear, as the national coach on Monday afternoon statement, its EM-squad among boards, countertops and tool in Bygma in Vejle, denmark, which formed the framework of a press conference.

It riles l., which, however, keeps a small door open for Paris SG-stregspilleren, who got a concussion in October.

"There is progress with his concussion, but not so much so that he can participate in training camp or the Golden League. So we must see how and how his concussion is evolving. But in the first place, he is not with it," says Nikolaj Jacobsen.

There have also been sown doubt about Morten Olsen's participation, after his club came out, that the dane had got a serious injury in the finger.

But there is no reason for concern for the strong playmaker, finding an enthusiastic coach.

"It goes really well. He can at least write the stupid thing for the national coach, so I am thinking that it is in order," laughs Nikolaj Jacobsen and adds:

"I know not whether Olsen can play now, but as things are right now, so is his EM is not in danger."

the Mood is so intact at the national coach, who can also rejoice in the fact that while the younger brother Toft Hansen is absent, so is there a comeback to the big brother René.

The elder of the two brothers are back on the national team for the first time since the WORLD cup on home soil, where he got a nasty knee injury.

Since then, he has switched to a lower klubhylde and tørner now out for the Portuguese Benfica, but it means nothing for Nikolaj Jacobsen, who emphasises the importance of René Tofts presence in the squad.

"It is gratifying that Rene is back and is 100 percent fresh. He is fit and has been fit for a while now here."

"It is clear, it is not all Portuguese league matches, which is at the highest level, but then, they have played some European Cup matches, and so René has some experience, as we can always use," he says.

the national coach has selected 19 players, and there should be a single, as there is only room for 18 in the european championship-the squad that travels to Malmo. And it can be difficult enough in itself for Nikolaj Jacobsen, who suggests that he has already sorted many skilled players from.

Why hesitate, he did not with to establish that the level selected is as high as it was a year ago, when the national team won olympic gold.

And speaking of CHAMPIONSHIP gold, so that means just the triumph in January, one of greece's biggest challenges for the european championship will be on the mental area, explains Nikolaj Jacobsen.

"When you meet verdensmestrene, so is the other team just 5 to 10 percent more clear, and they will want to beat them, who last won a finals. So there are also some things we need to prepare ourselves that if we are to achieve much. We must have some talk about," says the national coach, who declares that his objective for the european championship finals is 'to hit the semi-finals."

Updated Date: 16 December 2019, 21:00

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