Coach: Bendtner’s drunk driving is ‘plain stupid’
Denmark coach Morten Olsen says striker Nicklas Bendtner ”needs
to get his life back on track” before he can be considered for the
national team after a drunk driving incident.
Olsen says it was ”plain stupid” of the Juventus striker to
drive with a blood-alcohol content of 1.75, 3.5 times higher than
the legal limit.
Last week, Bendtner was fined 842,000 kroner ($147,000) and his
driver’s license was suspended for three years following the
incident on March 3.
The Danish football federation immediately suspended him from
national team duty for six months. He will miss key World Cup
qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria this month and
against Armenia in June.