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.