There are no more than 61 hours, from the FC Copenhagen match against Lugano in Switzerland ends for the derby against Brøndby starting in Telia Parken.
A situation in which manager Stale Solbakken is tired of, but at the same time also an opportunity for some of the FCK-players, who have looked more to the sidelines than the contribution on the pitch at the latest.
One of them could be Nicolaj Thomsen, who has scored 128 minutes on the pitch in the last 16 matches. There has also been an injury along the way, but the 26-year-old Thomsen hopes to get the chance to shine during stadionprojektørerne forward to wither on the bench.
"I think that when we have such a wide squad, so many good players and so closely a program, we have the squad to vary it a little. So I hope that there will be some new forces in the game, and I'm one of them," says Nicolaj Thomsen to the B. T..
He could get in the game in the away match in St. Gallen, which did not have a significant consequence at a defeat, than to FC Copenhagen can still qualify from Europa League group with a victory in the last match against Malmö FF in Telia Parken.
And he is certainly ready to step out in novemberkulden on Thursday evening in shorts, rather than roll out into the carpet. It is not particularly fun.
"That's boring. I would rather play football. I don't think there is any footballer who thrives best with to be on the bench. I have had some break, which has been unfortunate, but I feel in really good form," says Nicolaj Thomsen.
The 26-year-old nordjyde have even noticed, that he is not is Stale Solbakkens favorite of the four midtbanespladser.
On the edges competing he for Viktor Fischer, Pep Biel, Mohamed Daramy and, at times, Rasmus Falk, while the same Falcon also gets a lot of time centrally, together with captain Carlos Zeca and Jens Stage.
"There are many good players, and I can see that I'm not playing as much as I feel like I should or would like. The situation is not tip-top, but now we have to see how it looks towards the end."
"Yes, that can happen anything is possible in football, and suddenly it is me that runs and plays, and it goes damn good, while the team at the same time works well. I have tried so many times before to stand in this situation, and so you stand and announce one or another out. Two weeks after, people are so suddenly inside about the team and playing a part. I think I have been too clever to stand and conclude on it now.."
"I always think that the individuals themselves feel that they should have a more important role than it has. Such, I believe, that man is decorated. But it is difficult to answer, for I have been happy to be here, and I still do."
"But it's about to play football in my career, and it is perhaps not that which has been most of the last," says Nicolaj Thomsen.
And the versatile midfielder has certainly not going to break his head with thoughts of future and options – other than when he is directly asked for it.
"It is wasted effort to go and think too much about it, for you never know a damn thing, and suddenly there is an offer, or there is not an offer. So all is going well where you are – or vice versa rubbish. It is very up and down in football, so you should be good to be in the moment."
"Yes, we have had some talk. But the ones I keep between me and him," says Nicolaj Thomsen.
on Thursday night, he can let the feet talk instead, if he gets the chance for FC Copenhagen to Lugano. Win FCK in Switzerland, and Dynamo Kiev beats Malmö FF, is the copenhageners on from the group in the Europa League before the last match.
Updated Date: 28 November 2019, 20:00