Denmark supervisor Kasper Hjulmand insists there was no stress from UEFA to renew their Euro 2020 conflict in opposition to Finland on the identical day because the horror incident involving Christian Eriksen.
The competition in Copenhagen was marred by the stunning scenes which noticed the midfielder collapse on the pitch with nobody round him.
Fortunately, the Inter Milan star seems to be on the street to restoration with Eriksen in a steady situation in hospital.
The shock choice was taken to renew the match lower than two hours after Eriksen collapsed, which Denmark went on to lose 1-0. However Hjulmand insists there was no exterior stress on him and his gamers.
Hjulmand informed the media: “To begin with, if it will get emotional, it’s been a tricky night time. We’re all reminded of what an important factor in life is – to have useful relationships, folks we’re near, our household and our associates.
“We have now a bunch of gamers that I can’t reward sufficient. I couldn’t be prouder of these individuals who took such excellent care of one another. He’s one in every of my very expensive associates, the way in which the gamers talked within the dressing room to resolve to not do something earlier than we knew Christian was acutely aware and OK.
“We had two choices to play the sport [today] or tomorrow at 12pm and everybody agreed to play at the moment. You possibly can’t play a recreation with such emotions. We tried to win. It was unbelievable they managed to exit and attempt to play the second half.
“Truthfully, there have been gamers on the market that had been fully completed. Emotionally completed and emotionally exhausted.
“There was no stress from UEFA to play tonight… truthfully it was higher to get it over with.”
Nevertheless, the choice to renew the match on Saturday didn’t sit properly with Gabby Agbonlahor, who stated it ought to have occurred on Sunday.
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Agbonlahor stated on the Sports activities Bar: “That will have messed me up.
“I used to be watching the sport and I used to be distraught. Think about being a type of gamers!
“It might have been so troublesome to place in a efficiency. They might have performed it tomorrow.
“The whole lot concerning the recreation… if that was me, I’d have been like, ‘we shouldn’t be on the market, we shouldn’t be even kicking a ball, this isn’t a Euros recreation’.”