Age Hareide slates Liam Bridcutt for potentially career-ending tackle on Erik Sviatchenko

Liam Bridcutt

Denmark boss Age Hareide watched his side lose 1-0 to Scotland on Tuesday night.

Denmark boss Age Hareide has been quoted by STV as saying that Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt could have ended the career of Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko.

Hareide took his Denmark side to Hampden Park to take on Scotland on Tuesday night, searching for a friendly victory given that they failed to qualify for this summer's European Championships.

However, Denmark lost the game 1-0, as Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie scored the only goal of the game to hand Scotland their second win in a row, having beaten Czech Republic 1-0 last week.

Ultimately though, the major talking point of the game came in the second half, involving Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt and Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko.

With the Celtc man in possession for Denmark, Bridcutt went flying in with a rash tackle that was remarkably only punished with a yellow card, despite Denmark players pleading for a straight red card for the substitute.

After the game, Denmark boss Hareide was quoted by STV as saying that he felt Bridcutt should have been given a straight red card for his 'terrible' challenge, and thinks the Leeds man should be spoken to by Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.

A clearly angry Hareide also suggested that Sviatchenko could have broken his leg or even had his career ended by Bridcutt's challenge, suggesting that he was 'over eager' with his tackle.

"It is red card. He could have broken Sviatchenko's leg, the way he dives in," said Hareide. "I don't think he meant to be nasty, I just think he was over eager. But it was really bad. I saw television pictures afterwards and it was terrible. He could have taken his leg or his career. That boy should be spoken to and I hope Gordon will do that," he added.

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