Considerable faith is being shown in the 20-year-old forward, as he follows in the footsteps of fellow countryman Bendtner in making his way onto the Premier League stage. Christian Mouroux worked with both Danish frontmen during their younger days, and he sees the pair bringing different qualities to the table.
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Mouroux, who coached Hojlund at the age of 12, has told The Sun: “A good comparison can be made to the other rising superstar we had in Nicklas Bendtner. They are both number nines, both very physical and have this twinkle in the eye. They are humorous, outgoing and cheeky. Bendtner was probably a more naturally gifted footballer but that perhaps made him take things more lightly and get influenced by everything that affects you from the outside when you become a superstar. Rasmus is completely different. Although I’m sure he will probably buy a bigger car and has a nice watch, it will not blow out of proportion. He has the right mentality for it. He is so disciplined. He is very aware of what hard work does for you and it’s hard work that has brought him to where he is today.”