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Boro star reveals his outrageous dream

Middlesbrough star Martin Braithwaite has revealed he wants to win the World Cup before the end of his career, saying that his native Denmark have all the ingredients and potential to do so.

The forward moved to Boro from Toulouse in the summer, and has scored 3 goals in his first 8 appearances. It is not the start to life at the club that the Dane would’ve hoped for, but he has been fairly impressive when called upon.

Nevertheless, the forward is hoping he will get the chance to represent his country at next years’ World Cup, and believes Denmark have a real chance of emulating the brilliance of the nations Euro 92 triumph.

Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News, Braithwaite said: “I want to win the World Cup.

“What is realistic in life? The only thing that’s realistic is what you put in your head, so you just have to work to reach it. That’s how I’m looking at it,” he added.

“It’s all up to us and we just have to keep going. We’ve been really good and in football you just never know, that’s the beauty of it. You just have to go there with belief and stay really strong together.”

Middlesbrough were early favourites to gain promotion back into the Premier League, but after back-to-back league defeats Garry Monk’s men find themselves in 9th – 15 points off top spot.

But Braithwaite remains confident in his side, saying his side need to step it up and start being more consistent.

“No one can put more pressure on me than I put on myself so I don’t really look at it like that,” he added. “I know we have a good team and we belong [up there] so we just have to show it. It’s just about putting it into action.

“I think we’ve shown some really good stuff but we can still improve and we have to be more consistent. [Promotion] is what we want but now we have to step it up a gear.”