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Opinion: National duty calls for some of Birmingham’s players, and Blues could reap the benefits

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The right place at the right time?

That’s the question we need to be asking ourselves when it comes to the latest, I’ll say impressive news coming out of St Andrew’s in the past day or so. Blues announced yesterday that a number of players have been called up to represent their national squads, but there are two that catch the eye more than any other.

Jeremie Bela and Kristian Pedersen have been called up by Angola and Denmark respectively, with Pedersen being called up for the very first time (congratulations to him by the way, truly deserved after his work last season).

Now normally at this time of the season, I would say I don’t want players to be taken away from the squad because I’d rather they stay with the club to help work out some kinks and improve the team. However, given how well we have done at the start of this season, undefeated in the league with only two goals conceded, I think that these players could do with some time away, especially if it’s going to make them better.

Would you be against selling Pedersen this summer for the right amount?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Take Pedersen for instance who is going to get a couple of days training with the likes of Christian Eriksen, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Andreas Christensen and others will give him a huge jump in terms of his development as a player, especially if he manages to get some game time under his belt against the likes of Iceland and England in the competitive games.

The benefits of him playing and getting better could be incredible for us in the long-term, and can really help us step forward as a club.

What about you? Are you happy to see Pedersen get called up for the Danish squad?

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  • Brian Taylor says:

    Hope Bela comes through unscathed – we can live without Pedersen – 90% of the squad are defenders!! Are we supposed to be happy with one win in 4 games. Let’s face facts – We have had the woodwork on our side and very low possession rates in games. Until we get some solid victories the hype is optimistically misguided.

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