Pedersen being monitored by Denmark boss

Pedersen being monitored by Denmark boss

Pep Clotet has confirmed that Denmark manager Age Hareide was in attendance at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday evening for the FA  Cup tie against Leicester as he continues to cast an eye over Kristian Pedersen.

The 25-year-old full-back has previously represented the country of his birth five times at Under-21s level but has yet to break through into the senior set-up.

Since joining Blues from German side Union Berlin in the summer of 2018, Pedersen has been one of the Club's most consistent performers.

This season he has played every minute of Blues' 36 Championship games, and being given a licence to get further forward by Clotet has resulted in him scoring four goals and providing two assists.

"Age has watched a lot of our games because of Kristian, he knows Kristian very well, but he wanted to see him live to get an idea and feeling of him," said Blues' Head Coach Clotet.

"I think on Wednesday Kristian started the game very well and went stronger and stronger.

"Afterwards I spoke to Age which was good because I haven’t seen him for a few years now, we spoke a lot about the old times but we spoke as well about Kristian and I told him important he has been for us this season and the progress he has made, the fact he is the only player who has played all the minutes.

"That means how important he is, how well he does and how much he is improving.

"Apart from that it is for the national squad they can check as many players as they want but Kristian’s job is to make it as difficult as possible for Age (to ignore him)."