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Norgaard desperate to end dream summer with Denmark Euro joy… even if Brentford pals are turning their backs on him


CHRISTIAN NORGAARD can cap off a dream summer with Euros glory — but admits his Brentford pals are turning their backs on him.

Norgaard and the Bees were promoted to the Prem in May and he is now aiming to become a European champion with Denmark to complete a remarkable few months of personal success.

Christian Norgaard has starred in Denmark's run to the semi-finals

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Christian Norgaard has starred in Denmark’s run to the semi-finalsCredit: Getty

But the midfielder says support from his mates in West London is rapidly drying up ahead of the semi-final showdown with England tomorrow.

Norgaard said: “It definitely already feels like a dream summer — and can only get better. It will be a special feeling going to Wembley again.

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“I had been receiving a lot of text messages and voicemails from staff members and team-mates.

“Maybe the expression is divided loyalty.

“A lot of the staff and my team-mates have really cheered for Denmark so far in this tournament, with everything that has happened.

“Now, it’s time to pick sides — and I’m thinking they will still be going with England!

“But one of the staff said it’s a win-win for him.

“If we win, he would be happy for us. And if England win, then he can sing, ‘Football’s coming home’ the whole night!”

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The Brentford ace, right, enjoyed promotion to the Premier League

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The Brentford ace, right, enjoyed promotion to the Premier LeagueCredit: Rex

The Danes became many fans’ second team this summer after star player Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during their first group match against Finland.

The ex-Tottenham ace is now out of hospital but Denmark’s swashbuckling style has seen many keep cheering them on — at least until now.

Norgaard said: “England are changing systems and have quality all over the pitch, it will be tough.

“This time it seems like they’ve set something up that’s working for them.”

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