Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand has openly admitted his frustrations after Denmark's elimination from England in the semi-finals. Euro 2020. The meeting resulted in another confrontation that went into extra time, with Harry Kane converting a contested penalty into a goal, to donate the qualification to the "3 Lions".
Kasper Schmeichel initially stopped Kane's ball from the penalty spot, but Tottenham's striker managed to send the ball into the net. The 11 meter was disputed by the Danish players for the fact that at the time of the wrong intervention, there were 2 balls on the field. The same was underlined by the coach of Denmark, who also believes that the intervention was not wrong. Hjulmand stated after the elimination:
"It was a penalty which should not have been a penalty. It's something that irritates me in these moments. We are very disappointed. "
The coach added:
"It's another thing to lose a game, it happens, but to lose that way is disappointing because the players have fought so hard.
It's sad but we have to swallow this before we discuss. The way we lost makes it even harder for us to understand why we lost. I have to be careful with what I say. We have a fantastic group and we can definitely do something great again. ”
Hjulmand also congratulated England coach Gareth Southgate for the victory, which must be said to be of great importance for the English. The match against Italy will be the first final in a major competition for the "3 Lions", after 55 years. Hjulmand said:
"I want to congratulate my colleague Gareth. I followed how he works with new players, how he gets involved and how he behaves with the talents he has. The way he communicates is fantastic. Congratulations Gareth, he is doing a very good job in a difficult profession. "