Former Danish Under-21 coach Albert Capellas: “Talent and personality. He is smart, smart, whimsical and thinks fast. Sampdoria has improved him a lot.”
Twenty-one from “great revelry”. So young and already full of name: “Damsinho”, “new Laudrup”, “predestined”. Mikkel Damsgaard is the baby boom of Danish football, gold of Sampdoria and the market. Milan is also looking for him. “Calm down, let it grow”, said Albert Capellas, former Danish U21 coach from 2019 to 2021. After a couple of years in Copenhagen he returned to Barcelona as coordinator of the cantera. Before that he launched Damsgaard in the youth academy.
Capellas, now everyone is looking for Mikkel.
“Huge talent with something special. He deserves it. And it’s not over yet: for the potential he has, he can still improve.”
Would Milan make a good shot?
“Pioli has many champions, but he can do very well there too. After all, he was one of the revelations of Serie A when he was only twenty years old.”
“I say left winger, so he is freer to express himself. But he can also play the attacking midfielder”.
Maybe in Pioli’s 4-2-3-1.
“Why not. Between the lines he is very good, he has a nice shot on goal. And he also knows how to score.”
Even at the European Championship, given the goal against Russia?
“Mikkel is like that. One ball, one play, and he resolves the game in five minutes. You knew him well in Serie A, now the senior national team is enjoying it. He’s smart, smart, whimsical, then thinks quickly. Ed this is what makes the difference between him and all the others. Sampdoria has improved him a lot. ”
What struck her about him?
“Everyone told me he was predestined, someone who would do great things. When I called him up with the U21 I knew he was strong, but he surprised me anyway. Personality and courage to sell. In 2020 he was named best youngster. of the Danish championship. A fury “.
“Ukraine-Denmark 2-3. Unstoppable. He played on the left, made Skov Olsen score a good goal.
Does he really have something of Laudrup?
He smiles. “I am not one to compare players. I leave it to you reporters. Mikkel is a talent and will go a long way. I can only say that.”
July 3 – 1:52 pm
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