Former Cardiff City striker Andres Cornelius says returning to South Wales with Denmark this week ‘won’t be a big deal’.

The BBC write that Cornelius joined the club in the summer of 2013 in a £7.5m deal from FC Copenhagen, but returned to the Danish club just six months later after failing to impress in the Premier League.

Cardiff had just been promoted to the top-flight under manager Malky Mackay and the fee paid for the forward was a then club record.

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The situation didn’t go down well with Bluebirds owner Vincent Tan, who branded Mackay an ‘idiot’ over the affair.

Since returning to Denmark, the 25-year-old has played in the Champions League and World cup, and currently plies his trade with French outfit Bordeaux on loan from Atalanta.

Denmark take on Wales on Friday night in the UEFA Nations League, and Cornelius says the occasion won’t be a problem for him.

He said:

I don’t think it will be a big deal for me. It is five years ago since I was here, I have moved on in my career. I think it is going to be a game like every other game. As a footballer, it is going to be up and down. It was not really a bad period. I like being here for the short time that year. For that half year, I remember it was not so bad.

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