Patrick Dorgu: Lecce rising star eligible for Super Eagles on the radar of Denmark head coachPublished: October 05, 2023
Talented left-back Patrick Dorgu is on the radar of Denmark national team head coach, Kasper Hjulmand following his breakthrough into the first team of Italian Serie A club Lecce.
Dorgu has played in all the matches contested by the Lecce in the new season- eight in total in league and cup.
Kasper Hjulmand praised Dorgu during his press conference on Tuesday, saying the Lecce defender is a very, very exciting left-back and he's being monitored by Denmark's coaching staff.
Eligible for Nigeria through his father, Dorgu became provisionally cap-tied to Denmark after making his competitive debut for their youth team in a European U19 Championship qualifier against Georgia in September 2022.
The 18-year-old was a key member of the Lecce squad that won the Primavera League in 2022-2023, scoring four goals in thirty three appearances in the regular season, before going the distance against Fiorentina in the playoffs final.
Denmark U21 coach Steffen Højer revealed that Dorgu has some qualities that could make him relevant for the senior national team.
"He has clear qualities, and then there is a lot of work that needs to be done in relation to both being part of the U21, but also eventually making the national team," Højer said to bold.dk.
"My task is to make the best possible preparation for the A national team, so we talk about all players and their opportunity to come up."
Dorgu has been selected in Demark squad for their U21 Euro qualifier against Czech Republic on October 17.
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