Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and defender Simon Kjaer© AFP
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand stated Monday that his staff have come to Qatar to win the World Cup as they put together for his or her Group D opener towards Tunisia. The Danes reached the semi-finals of the European Championship final yr regardless of dropping their opening recreation after talisman Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch with a cardiac arrest. They arrive into the event on the again of a robust qualifying marketing campaign and two Nations League wins over group rivals France.
“Our dream is to win one thing. So whenever you go right into a event this group of gamers has the standard to win, and I imply to win the whole lot,” stated Hjulmand forward of Tuesday’s conflict at Training Metropolis Stadium. The Danes will seemingly be tussling for first place with world champions France, because the runners-up will virtually actually be taking part in Argentina within the second spherical.
And Hjulmand, whose staff additionally face Australia within the group stage, was bullish about his staff’s probabilities with Eriksen firmly again within the fold and in high type. “Are we favourites? No… however we are able to beat everybody on the day and we’ve a really robust self-confidence,” added Hjulmand.
“We’ve got an excellent group of gamers working collectively and one of the simplest ways of profitable the whole lot is to dream large.”
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