By Saikat Mandal

23rd Nov, 2022 | 4:40pm

Leeds United defender Rasmus Kristensen gets 2 rating after 'flop' World cup display

Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet has given Leeds United defender Rasmus Kristensen the worst rating of all after Denmark managed a 0-0 draw against Tunisia in the World Cup on Tuesday (22 November).

In their sports section of the newspaper (23 November, page 5), the players were rated where 2 signifies only a “pass mark”. None of the players scored 5, with Kasper Schmeichel managing 4, the highest, while Kristensen and Andreas Skov Olsen got 2 each.

The newspaper notes that he didn’t contribute offensively enough and that it was a “flop” display from him.

“He does not really get to the big one in the right side together with Skov Olsen,” notes Ekstra Bladet.

“They do not become dangerous. It’s not because he flops, but Nissen just doesn’t do anything offensive that is good enough and that we expect from him and have seen from him. He tries, but did not succeed.”


Kristensen is one of the few players from Leeds who are participating in the World Cup, and thus there was extra excitement among the fans for this game.

The Whites fans, naturally, wanted to see their right-back, perform well on the biggest stage. It wasn’t a poor performance from him, but we all know he can do a lot better.

It’s true that offensively he didn’t provide anything in the game. We didn’t see any key pass from him, nor there was any shot attempted by the defender.

Defensively, he was very solid though, managing three tackles, as per Whoscored.

Joining in the summer transfer window, the 25-year-old has made 12 starts in the Premier League so far. He has proved to be a very reliable defender, managing 2.9 tackles per game in the league.

The rating was probably a bit harsh from the Danish newspaper, but it looked like they weren’t impressed with any one of them. Hopefully, we will see a lot better performance from him in the next game for Denmark.

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