Silkeborg IF – Match Report vs AC Horsens (12/04/2023)

After a very successful year as a promoter with 3rd place and qualification for the Conference League, Silkeborg must fight back against relegation this year. With eight matches remaining and 12 points ahead of relegation, they seem reasonably safe. But in games like this one, you do see some weaknesses. Despite their dominance in ball possession, there were too few big chances. Horsens on the other hand was efficient and had enough with 3 shots on goal to score 2 goals. 

Silkeborg started in a 4-3-2-1 formation. The 2 overlapping backs provided a lot of attacking threats. They took care of the wing, which allowed the wings Tengstedt and Jörgensen to play a little more centrally. So, in possession, they often switched to a 3-4-3.

  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be a strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, rewatch
  • D – Below average in this match

Sebastian Jörgensen

Player Profile:

  • Nationality: Danish
  • Age: 22
  • Date of birth: 08/06/2000
  • Current club: Silkeborg IF
  • Career: Silkeborg IF (Y)
  • Position: Left Winger
  • Secondary Position: Right Winger, Centre-Forward
  • Preferred foot: Left

Sebastian Jörgensen is a well-known name at Silkeborg, the winger went through all youth teams and is currently a star performer. In this match, he started from the left wing. So a left-footed player on the right, which means we can expect him to come inside a lot. But exactly that is 1 of his strongest qualities.

Jörgensen reads the game perfectly, he knows when to get in the ball or run deep. A strong quality for a winger. That goes together with his positioning. He keeps the field well wide to receive but also dares to get in behind. What stands out is that many of his actions are direct goal danger, or at least offensively focused.

The necessary winner mentality is also present, he dares to encourage his team. Forcing something himself is no problem either. His technique helps a lot with that. 1-on-1 he is very strong, both with action and at speed he can pass a man. 

Physically, he is pretty average. With a lean build and a height of 1m78, he does not stand out in terms of his body. Jörgensen possesses strong running ability. Running up and down the flank, or making moves inside is therefore no problem. In the duels, his athleticism comes to the fore. His balance and agility ensure that he is often one step ahead in duels.

Even though most of his actions are goal-oriented, his infiltrations into the box could be better. He killed some chances by weak positioning in the box. Something that needs to be worked on. In my opinion, that should not be a problem as he usually sees the space, and has the necessary guts.

Rating – A2

Sebastian Jörgensen is one of his team’s star players. A step up is not out of the question. He still needs to develop further, so a possible move to the Belgian Jupiler Pro League does not seem a bad option.


Robin Oström

Player Profile:

  • Nationality: Norwegian
  • Age: 20
  • Date of birth: 09/08/2002
  • Current club: Silkeborg IF
  • Career: B.93 (Y), Odense BK (Y)
  • Position: Left-Back
  • Secondary Position: Centre-Back, Right-Back
  • Preferred foot: Right

For many Odense BK fans, it was a bit of a surprise this summer anyway, youngster Robin Oström chose to make a move to a rival. At Silkeborg, he was waiting for minutes. Since the start of the relegation round, he seemed certain of a starting spot. In this match, he had to fill the role of attacking left-back. In ball loss, he often came back quickly, but in possession, he could always be found high up the pitch.

Oström always connects very well in attack. He plays the role of an extra winger and always serves as a focal point in attack. He sees the space where he can dive in and dares to run in and overlap. Although the variation is not that great, it often sticks to overlaps and underlaps are rarely seen. 

Defensively, he then often sees the space a little less. He sometimes forgets to close open spaces, a dangerous weakness for a defender. In his position, the damage can often be limited. He has a central defender covering his back, who can correct the mistake. In other games, Oström was sometimes a centre-back, then weaknesses like this are a bigger risk.

Oström is often dominant in duels, both on the ground and in the air. In the air that seems quite logical, he is 1m85 and possesses good jumping power. A huge asset in aerial duels, of course. Then, in ground duels, his duelling power comes out strongly. He has a solid physique and the right mindset to always give everything in duels.

Defensively, steps need to be taken. In one-on-one duels, he is often not very incisive. He does not always find the right balance between flying in or waiting for the duel. This is also less noticeable because of his rather attacking role, but as a centre-back this can cause problems.

In terms of passing, we see a big difference between long and short passes. His long passes are often a bit too hasty, he doesn’t take the time to look and that shows. The short passes, on the other hand, look a lot better. Looking at the numbers, he gave 35 short passes this match, 30 of which were successful. A nice number but that is also partly because he does not put much risk in his passes. They often go backwards.

Rating – B1

Currently, Oström is in his place in the Danish Superliga. He has just made the transfer and he also seems to be getting more of his chance. The task now will be to grab a regular starting place and build and develop on that.


Sören Tengstedt

Player Profile:

  • Nationality: Danish
  • Age: 22
  • Date of birth: 30/06/2000
  • Current club: Silkeborg IF
  • Career: Aalborg BK (Y), Aarhus GF (Y)
  • Position: Right Winger
  • Secondary Position: Centre-Forward, Left Winger
  • Preferred foot: Left

On the other side of the pitch plays Sören Tengstedt, who possesses a slightly less athletic profile. With a height of 1m87 and decent jumping power, he is very dominant in the air. He is also often too strong for his opponent in-ground duels. 

Despite his height, Tengstedt is quite fast. His speed is important in the way he plays. He runs up and down the wing very often and is quite important defensively. Unlike his colleague on the other flank, he shows more defensive surrender. 

Tengstedt feels the pace well, he can place the necessary tempo acceleration or vice versa. He dares to claim a ball in midfield to make an action afterwards. He can also make an action close to the flank, due to his good ball handling and flair. 

Without the ball, he then tilts along well, both offensively and defensively. He shows strong positioning. Because the backs often overlap, his position in this system is slightly more central than a traditional right-winger.

A weakness is that he always turns to his left foot. That makes many of his actions predictable. This is somewhat offset by his running actions. He can run both outsides and coming inside is not a problem either.

Rating – B1

Tengstedt undoubtedly has great potential. In this match, he just couldn’t prove 100% that he can take a step up already.


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