The ugly duckling, a new adventure,
a new chapter
DATE: 09.04.2016 - SOCCERVOICE - NEWS - SEASON 2016-17
Wolfsburg and Nottingham Forest forward Nicklas Bendtner has joined
Norwegian club Rosenborg
HC Andersen, the Danish author, wrote the
fairystory about The ugly duckling, and as we all know, it was the
enviroment that was wrong. Nicklas Bendtner can hopefully at
Rosenborg get back to his best and so far he looks like being on the
Bendtner is a player that
few would believe would make a move to Norwegian football, but
Rosenborg still have a name in European football, previously playing
regularly in the Champions League.
Rosenborg are known for bringing the best out the players they bring
to the club, and with two other danes in the club, Mike Jensen and
Jacob Rasmussen it will not be a problem for Bendtner to settle in.
In an interview with Norwegian TV2, Bendtner allready feel very
welcomed and he says he has something at Rosenborg that he never
felt before in his football career, a family atmosphere.
No one doubts Bendtner's talent, and his goal is
to get back in the national team and after three games in the
Norwegian league, he should allready be qualified with two goals in
The start has been as expected Rosenborg flying and with three wins
in as many games they are well under way to their ultimate goal,
winning the Norwegian league. Rosenborg first team coach is former
Man City midfielder Kare Ingebretsen.
"Brutter'n" made it clear that taking a chance on Bendtner, making
it possible to bring the "famous" Dane to Lerkendal and Trondheim
could be one of the best signings ever done by the club, or it could
be a negative affair, with a player who has struggled a bit lately.
The Norwegian league is probably not the most famous in Europe, but
the fact that Bendtner now is at Rosenborg makes this season more
interesting than ever, and the Dane could be a "key" to a possible
new Champions League adventure.
The last Rosenborg game v. main rival Molde, who has Ole Gunnar
Solskjaer as their manager, ended in a 2-1 win, this time Bendtner
also came on the scoresheet but not in the right direction scoring
an own goal.
So far this looks like a great "combo", Bendtner and Rosenborg, and
hopefully a great run will continue. Norwegian football certainly
needs a lift with a national team out of the World Cup running,
defeated by N Ireland away in their latest qualifier.
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