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Depressed. Vulnerable. Hopeless.
A team can feel a variety of ways when drawn as the veritable underdogs in a “Group of Death.” If there was one to be picked at Euro 2012, then Denmark are certainly that team.
With Holland, Germany and Portugal all soon to clash with the Danes, defence will have to be an absolutely historical part of Denmark’s defence if they are to progress, and that isn’t an overstatement.
One figure who stands out in said defence is their captain and leader, Daniel Agger.
For all the injury woes and selection disappointments the defender has been subject to at Liverpool, Agger remains a quality defender who appears to embrace the role when playing for his national team.
The tattooed centre-back has scored two goals in his last five games for Denmark and also pitched in with another two goals and four assists at Anfield last season.
Comfortable with a ball at his feet, Agger is probably one of the least cumbersome centre-backs in Euro 2012 and is more than capable of plying the role of left-back also.
Regardless of a disappointing 2011-12 campaign for Liverpool, Agger has seldom allowed his standard of play to slip and his ability to attack makes him a threat at both ends of the pitch.
Just in case you missed it, the list of Euro 2012’s Top 10 Goalkeepers can be found here.
Make sure to keep an eye out for the next edition of our Euro 2012 Top 10 that will account who the best midfielders heading into the tournament.
All statistics were provided courtesy of Transfermarkt.com, Statto.com and WhoScored.com.