Mika Biereth scored his first goal for the Denmark u19s on Saturday, opening the scoring in a 5-2 win over Kazakhstan.

Mika Biereth with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)
Mika Biereth with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Denmark made their move for Arsenal’s Mika Biereth over the October break, giving him his first u19 call-up for their 2022 UEFA Euro u19 qualifiers.

Though Biereth was born and raised in England, he has a Danish passport and is eligible to represent them internationally.

The youngster started on the bench for the opening fixture of the break, but he came on to good effect. Biereth was introduced against Northern Ireland in the 62nd minute at 0-0, and the Denmark u19s ended up winning 2-0.

That seemingly earned Biereth his first start on Saturday, as he made the lineup to face Kazakhstan. Within six minutes, he’d bagged his first goal for the side to open the scoring on the day.

Biereth completed 61 minutes before being substituted, in what turned out to be a 5-2 win for his team.

The Czech Republic have also won both games in the group against the same two opponents, so it’s going to be interesting to see who comes out on top in the u19 match between Denmark and the Czech Republic on October 12th, at 14:00 BST.

Both teams have already qualified for the next stage ahead of Tuesday’s game. The only question now is whether Denmark will qualify as group winners, or as runners-up.