Sunderland ace Bendtner hails Denmark resurgence

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NICKLAS Bendtner insists Denmark are developing into a potent attacking force after extending his rich vein of form on the international stage.

The Sunderland striker’s first half goal in Denmark’s 2-0 victory over neighbours Sweden on Friday took the 23-year-old’s tally to four in four for his country.

Bendtner believes he is making the most of Denmark’s improved creativity, with Morten Olsen’s side notching 10 goals in their last four games on their way to Euro 2012.

“You can see that I’m starting to get more chances than before,” said the on-loan Arsenal frontman, who played just over an hour before being withdrawn.

“We have not really done anything different.

“We’re still playing within the strategy we developed, but now we’re just doing it better than before.

“People are willing to give 100 per cent now and I think I’m being played in the right way too.”

Earning the Scandinavian bragging rights was a big boost to Denmark’s preparations for the European Championships.

And Denmark face another of their neighbours tomorrow night when they host Finland.

Bendtner added: “It’s always nice to score and then beat Sweden, I feel great.

“It was an important victory and we won the Battle of Scandinavia.

“I am also sure that there is even more to come from me.

“It’s been two months since I came to Sunderland and started to play solid and for the most part, I’ve been fit.

“I had an injury at Arsenal which took a long time to heal, but now it’s okay.

“And as I’ve said before, I’ve got things in place in my life.”