Nicklas Bendtner confident Denmark can upset Republic of Ireland in Dublin

• Former Arsenal striker surprised how defensive Irish were in goalless first leg
• Denmark will go through on away goals if there is a score draw on Tuesday

The boos at the final whistle suggested that Denmark fans believed their team blew their best chance of World Cup qualification by failing to beat the Republic of Ireland in Copenhagen on Saturday but Nicklas Bendtner is confident he and his team-mates can instead reach Russia via Tuesday’s second leg in Dublin.

Bendtner confessed to being a little surprised by how defensive the Irish were on Saturday but is convinced that Martin O’Neill’s men will pursue victory with more abandon at home and, in doing so, will leave themselves vulnerable to the Danes. “I think it will be a different match,” says Bendtner.

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