Villa ace Jores Okore today vowed to put his body on the line to keep Denmark’s World Cup dream alive.
The defender is ready for revenge against Armenia tomorrow after they smashed Denmark 4-0 in June as he targets next summer’s finals in Brazil.
Okore was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Malta which left Denmark a point behind second- placed Bulgaria – locked on nine points with the Czech Republic and tomorrow’s hosts in Group B.
Italy could qualify with victory over the Czechs but the fifth-placed Danes will net a play-off spot if they finish as runners-up.
Okore admitted to feeling the strain of Villa’s Premier League start but insisted he is prepared for battle.
He said: “Of course I am a little bit tired. At Aston Villa we played four games in two weeks at a tempo that I’m not used to. But that’s how it is to be a footballer. Sometimes you’re playing a lot of games in a short period.
“But I got a couple of days rest, I’ve got an international and after that I’m back and keeping fit again.”