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Euro 2020 .. Denmark coach: England do not deserve a penalty in front of us and our players are great


Denmark's coach Kasper Hjolmand refused to admit that the penalty he received for his England national team was correct, which gave the three lions the instrument of reaching the final of the European Nations Cup "Euro 2020", which is currently being held and continues until the eleventh of this month at Wembley Stadium.


"It is disappointing to be so close to the final, and the different conditions during the match mean that we are not on the field on Sunday against Italy," Kasper Hjolmand told the UEFA official website.


"It was amazing what the players did," Hjolmand added. "There is a great strength inside of them, they play football in a great way." The Denmark coach explained: "We were attacking, scoring goals and showing our true selves. The players continued to play, and gave everything they had off the field when their colleague Eriksen was injured, and inside it they reached the semi-finals of the tournament."


"The decision that affected the match was a penalty kick, otherwise, the match would have gone 1-1," stressed Kasper Hjolmand. The Denmark coach continued: "The penalty awarded to England was not a penalty. We were very disappointed. The players put a lot of effort into it. We have a technical team that saved the life of one of our best players. I am very happy for Denmark."


Kasper Hjolmand concluded: "A penalty for Raheem Sterling, I did not see any contact, it may seem strange, but I feel that the situation is not rewarded, I am sad about this."


England qualified for the first time in history to the European Nations final, after a difficult victory over Denmark, with two goals against a goal, in the match that brought the two teams together at Wembley Stadium in the British capital, London, in the semi-finals of "Euro 2020".


Thus, the England national team will meet in the final match of the "Euro 2020" championship, next Sunday at "Wembley", with the Italian team, who overcame the obstacle of Spain on penalties on Tuesday evening.


The original time of the match ended with a 1-1 draw, so the two teams resorted to extra time, during which England qualified for the final match.

The first half ended with a 1-1 draw, as Mikel Damsgaard scored the first goal for Denmark in the 30th minute in a superb way from a direct free kick, the first goal of the tournament from free kicks.

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