Nicklas Bendtner confirms his retirement from playing at the age of 33… but former Arsenal, Juventus and Wolfsburg forward insists he wants to become a COACH as ‘that way, I will always be a part of football’
Former Arsenal, Juventus and Wolfsburg forward Nicklas Bendtner has confirmed his retirement from playing at the age of 33.
The ex-Denmark international, who made 81 caps and scored 30 goals for his country over 12 years from 2006-2018, most recently played for Tarnby FF’s ‘M+32 Old Boys’ team’, and before that FC Copenhagen.
But his most memorable time came during his spell at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger from 2005-2014, where he scored 45 goals in 171 appearances.
Former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner has confirmed his retirement at the age of 33
Bendtner made 81 caps for Denmark over 12 years and scored 30 goals for his country
‘I miss it every day, but I am also aware that there is an end date in this job. I think I’ll spend a lot of time understanding that it’s really over now,’ Bendtner told Bendtner & Philine on Discovery +.
‘Now I will find something else that gives me what football has given me in all the years.
Yet the 33-year-old then went on to reveal that he is taking his coaching badges in the hope that he can stay connected to the game he loves.
Bendtner finished his career in his homeland and played for FC Copenhagen in 2019
‘Football is a big part of my life and I can not leave it,’ the Dane added.
‘That is why I am in the process of taking the coaching education. I hope it will give me as much or maybe more than it did as a player.
‘That way, I will always be a part of football.’
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