Danish selector Kasper Hjulmand is in high spirits: ‘It’s damn sad! There was a bit too much bad news last weekend.”
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Simon Kjaer, Christian Eriksen, Rasmus Hojlund. Three top footballers, three aces, three stars. And the three who dropped out for the decision match. For a game worth millions of euros. For the match that opens the door to Euro 2024. Danish selector Kasper Hjulmand, after Eriksen and Hojlund, club teammates from the Manchester United, did not hide his very, very bad mood.
“That’s sad. Damn sad. Two good players that we won’t have in two games, but that’s the way it is,“, Kasper Hjulmand began by saying, before admitting that the double blow coming from Old Trafford really put him in a bad mood.In the last week before the national team meeting, I am always on edge, always shaking. But last weekend was one of those when there was absolutely too much bad news.”
The 51-year-old Danish selector, who will lead the Nordic team from 2020, has faith in the players he will have at his disposal. “Eriksen and Hojlund are two very, very important players, but we have played well without them in the past. In football, when someone is missing, others get a chance, and that’s the way it will be this time too,” continued Kasper Hjulmand.
Denmark’s first man ahead of Friday’s battle with Matjaž Kek in Copenhagen, added: “I have already prepared a lot of things before the Assembly, but now I will have to add a few new things. I don’t know when I will learn that I have to start preparing on Sunday night or Monday morning, because something unpredictable always happens (laughs). It is what it is. The way the game is played won’t change, but some other tactical things will, like positions on the pitch. I am only sorry that we do not have much time.“
This text was automatically translated using AI.