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“Calm, collected, clever” - the Danish view on Jacob Sorensen

21 July 2020

Danish midfielder Jacob Sorensen became a Norwich City player yesterday after signing from Esbjerg fB.

To learn more about the 22-year-old, we spoke to Danish football journalist Ole Bruun, who’s been following Sorensen’s career for years.

“I’ve seen him many times live,” Bruun said. “He came into the first team in August 2016 and became a regular in 2017.

“In his first regular season as a first team player they were relegated. In the second season they went up again. In the third season they were third in the top tier, then in the fourth season they were relegated again, so he’s experienced a lot in a young career.”

Asked to elaborate on the type of player Sorensen typically is, Bruun describes Sorensen as a player with versatility and a mentality years beyond his age.

“I would play him as a number six in defensive midfield,” he said. “He can also play at centre-back. He’s a very clever player - very calm and technically very good. His passing is good and he has a great running capacity.

“For a player just 22 years of age, he doesn’t look that young on the field. He’s calm, collected and clever.”

“I’m sure he’ll adapt to playing for a top team in the Championship. He’s very straightforward. He just wants to play football. I’ve known him since he was ten or eleven and even I can’t get many words out of him! But he’s a very nice guy.”

Leaving Denmark, where Sorensen has spent his entire career, will of course come with a tinge of sadness, but there’s no questioning the decision to move, according to Bruun.

“He’s played here all his life and he’s one of the locals, so it’s difficult for him to leave, but he has to look at his own career,” he said. “I’m sure this is a good step for him and he’ll be a good player for Norwich City.”


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