Euro 2012 betting outsiders Denmark have been given a boost by the news that Thomas Sorensen will feature in Stoke City’s final two Premier League games of the season.
The 35-year-old has been out of favour since the Potters’ 2-1 defeat at Fulham in February, with boss Tony Pulis preferring Bosnian stopper Asmir Begovic between the sticks.
However, with the summer showpiece in Poland and Ukraine fast approaching – and his team safely sat in mid-table – Pulis has decided to give Sorensen some much-needed match fitness in the upcoming games against QPR and Bolton.
“Thomas will not just be representing Denmark in the summer, he’ll be representing Stoke City as well, so it’s important that we do all we can to help him prepare for [Euro 2012],” said Pulis.
Sorensen’s return will no doubt be welcomed by Denmark boss Morten Olsen, who needs all the help he can get if his side are to have any chance of making an impact at the tournament.
The Euro 2012 odds are stacked against the 1992 champions, who have been placed in a veritable ‘Group of Death’ alongside Holland, Portugal and Germany.
Denmark are as long as 9/2 with bwin to qualify for the quarter-finals and a massive 14/1 to win Group B.
Indeed, their price of 3/25 to be eliminated at the earliest possible stage shows the monumental task facing them, with or without the experience of 100-cap stalwart Sorensen in goal.
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