Stale Solbakken has a plan. He has already completed the in FC Copenhagen, but now it should also spread out to the rest of Danish football.
the Plan is simple enough: Denmark needs to go up in international football instead of floating around in their own bubble.
"I have said This since 2006. The summer of 2006 at the Viborg Stadium. There was Viborg is one of the best teams with Ove Christensen, who took silver in the year before. We played a very good match, and we were to meet Ajax in Europe three days later," says Solbakken and continues.
"We led 3-0, and then I changed Jesper Grønkjær and Tobias Linderoth out. There was just a gasp throughout the stadium. ‘Is he idiot or what?’. No, I was not. I would use the best players for three days. We did the Ajax? We came in the Champions League?"
the Words fell with the passion that we know from the Norwegian, when he really has something on his mind.
And so he had again, after FC Copenhagen had run a safe 1-0 win over FC Nordsjælland home in Farum on a Dame N’Doye-goal.
again, the kampprogrammet a singing oral slap in the face of Stale Solbakken before he went over into a more general debate on the fodboldudsynet in Denmark - or the lack of same.
"There are very few that go up in international football. It's a bit like in Sweden, where there are many who do not go up in it. They are preoccupied things up instead of international football," says Solbakken, which in each case belong to the kernel of the European afficionados.
"That is all that counts! It is what counts! If you want to go further in the world, you must have impulses. Then you must withstand to lose a match 3-0. You have to find it in some arenas. You are allowed to swim in deep water. There, things must be right for us, so we don't drown."
Stale Solbakken and FC Copenhagen gets a three day rest before the Thursday applies to Malmö FF in a match that determines whether the FCK is with in Europe after the new year.
Regardless of whether it happens or not, I am the manager in no doubt that it has been a good semester for FC Copenhagen.
"There is an elephant in the room for us, and it is FC Midtjylland. If you take it pointsnit, we have, you can compare it with any season. It is in a halvsæson, where we have struggled so much with injuries. And then we have a finale against the dear Malmö FF on Thursday," says Solbakken and continues.
"We surely have basically not lost in Europe. We have lost a battle against Riga, but not otherwise. We are further in the cup, and we have almost 2.3 points on average. So we have had a fantastic halvsæson, but who is FC Midtjylland, who play once a week and do it really, really well."
the Fight against Malmö FF will be FC Copenhagen's penultimate year, and here to Solbakken and co. have found a team that still has physics to a bang.
It will be without captain Carlos Zeca, but this does not change the approach to the fight.
"We need to go after to win the match, but we will not get bored of it, if it ends 0-0. But we can't play for at home. It will be exciting," says Stale Solbakken.
Updated Date: 08 December 2019, 19:00