Arsenal youth striker Mika Biereth scored in another Denmark u19 appearance at the weekend, his second goal for the side.
Arsenal’s Mika Biereth received his first call-up to the Denmark u19s in October, and he’s been making a good start to life with the national side.
After scoring on his only start of the October break, Biereth has now netted in his first appearance for the side in November.
Biereth came off the bench in Denmark’s friendly match against Georgia on Saturday, and less than 15 minutes he was on the scoresheet with his team’s third of the game. The final score was 3-0.
That puts Biereth on two goals in just 124 minutes for the team.
The 18-year-old striker joined Arsenal in the summer, and he’s off the mark for goals and assists at club youth level as well. In all competitions, he has six goals and four assists in 14 appearances, not a bad start.
Arguably Biereth’s numbers do suffer a bit from being in a team with Folarin Balogun, however.
As the younger and less experienced of the two strikers, Biereth is not going to be on penalty duty, and he’s often found himself playing a supporting role up front this season.
That’s not a problem at all, as it helps him develop that side of his game, and he’s more than capable of playing that kind of role. It just helps to explain why he might end up being a little more prolific as the main man on international duty.
Denmark have another friendly on Tuesday, arguably a more high-profile one against Portugal at 11:00 GMT.
If Biereth can get his second u19 start in that game, you wouldn’t bet against him grabbing a third goal.