Danish manager: We would have won with Tottenham star

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark at Euro 2012

Denmark coach Morten Olsen believes the match against England would have been a different result if Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen had been fit.

A bitter-sounding Denmark manager clearly wasn't impressed with the England team after sounding off in his post-match press conference with 'good luck in the World Cup - you'll need it'

It's fair to say England were dominant, if nothing else against Denmark and the label 'international friendly' was just a little too apt for energy levels on show.

It was a case of job done for most of the England players on the pitch, who all went back to their club side planning to have a strong finish to the season over the next few games.

Regardless, the Denmark manager was clearly dreaming what might of been after the game when he put the result down to Christian Eriksen's injury.

'I think we would have won if Christian Eriksen was playing,' said Olsen.

'Because we had the space. With him it would have been a different game.

'They had chances and Schmeichel had an excellent day, but we also had some chances.'

Although, I personally don't feel Eriksen would have been the difference in the match against England, I am in no doubts that he would have added an extra threat to Denmark, much like he does with Spurs when he gets a chance. 

And after the match Roy Hodgson showed the benefit of going last for the post-match reaction, commenting: 'I don't care about that. Every team will need good luck. We didn't need it tonight, that's for sure.'

image: © Кирилл Крыжановский

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