Nicklas Bendtner has announced his retirement from professional football
Nicklas Bendtner, who is known for his spells at Arsenal, Juventus, Wolfsburg and Rosenborg, has announced retirement from professional football.
The 33 year old striker opened up about his decision to retire. During a recent episode of his own reality television show, he said:
“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. And I will find something else that gives me what football has given me in all the years.”
He told that he is currently completing his coaching badges. This means that he will not be quitting football entirely.
“Football is a big part of my life and I can not leave it,” he 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.”
The former Arsenal striker was a free agent for a number of months last year after leaving Danish outfit Copenhagen in 2019.
‘Lord Bendtner’ lasted just three months at the Danish Superliga side. He signed in September and left in the following December.
“There is no doubt that I had a dream that it would turn into more playing time and maybe a longer deal,” he said after leaving.
“But I fully respect the decision made by Stale [Solbakken, Copenhagen manager], and I do not regret in any way that I got this time.
“Now I want to think about my future and think carefully about whether I should try a new adventure in the football world or stop and start some new adventures in life.”