Denmark do not have a star player which they build their system around, but instead have a lot of very good players that work very well in a system by their coach, Kasper Hjulmand, who recently reportedly turned down the Aston Villa managerial job to stay with the Danish team.
Since taking over as the Danish manager in July 2020, Kasper Hjulmand has transformed this team, shown by his win percentage as manager, which is the 3rd highest in Danish history at 70.83%, well above the average for a Danish manager which is at 46.81%.
What Kasper Hjulmand has brought to Denmark is that they can be tactically flexible, switching between a 3-5-2 and a 4-3-3 has seen them become less predictable and have options to change if the game isn’t going their way.
Along with great management, Denmark have a lot of young talent coming through the ranks, the likes of Mikkel Damsgaard, who's got two goals and four assists in the qualifiers so far at 21 years of age, has been Denmark’s creative outlet on the left hand side and with his performances at the Euros and good form for his club, Sampdoria, it has seen him linked with many big Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Tottenham.
Even though Denmark have got the second-best scoring record through the first eight games of the World Cup Qualifiers, their top scorers are Joakim Maehle and Andreas Skov Olsen each with four goals so far, this showing that Denmark are playing as a team, with no one individual to rely on to score goals.
Even though Denmark’s run through the knockout stages of the Euros wasn’t the hardest of runs, beating Wales and the Czech Republic to advance, they showed in those games and the qualifiers so far that they are a very cohesive team, very structured in both defence and attack, and any international team that has a very distinct defensive structure to it, has a chance to cause a few upsets in tournaments.