This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Russia: 'You will see a different Denmark tomorrow' - Danish coach before Croatia tie01:29

Russia: 'You will see a different Denmark tomorrow' - Danish coach before Croatia tie

Russian Federation, Nizhny Novgorod
June 30, 2018 at 17:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Denmark is in the final stage of preparations in Nizhny Novgorod this Saturday before their crucial match against Croatia in the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Age Hareide's squad held pre-match training on the Lokomotiv's pitch in Nizhny, before answering questions at a press conference.

The Danish head coach admitted that Croatia was a skilful team and had skilful players, noting that Denmark would need "to play differently" in order to progress.

Captain Simon Kjaer said none of his team mates were satisfied with reaching the last 16, rather the impetus was to go further.

Pressed on whether he was tired of always being compared to his father Peter, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel seemed exasperated, saying he expected 'more' from journalists. He went on to admit that this was 'part of life' and 'inevitable' at the World Cup.

The Danes booked their place in the knockout stage by finishing second in the 2018 World Cup's Group C with an unbeaten record, following a narrow 1-0 win over Peru and two draws against Australia and France.

Their best result in World Cup history was their quarter-final appearance at France 1998, losing to eventual runners-up Brazil.

The winner of the Croatia-Denmark fixture will face either Spain or hosts Russia.

Russia: 'You will see a different Denmark tomorrow' - Danish coach before Croatia tie01:29
Restrictions

NO SOCIAL MEDIA / MUST BE DELETED BY 14:40 GMT 2 July 2018

Description

Denmark is in the final stage of preparations in Nizhny Novgorod this Saturday before their crucial match against Croatia in the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Age Hareide's squad held pre-match training on the Lokomotiv's pitch in Nizhny, before answering questions at a press conference.

The Danish head coach admitted that Croatia was a skilful team and had skilful players, noting that Denmark would need "to play differently" in order to progress.

Captain Simon Kjaer said none of his team mates were satisfied with reaching the last 16, rather the impetus was to go further.

Pressed on whether he was tired of always being compared to his father Peter, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel seemed exasperated, saying he expected 'more' from journalists. He went on to admit that this was 'part of life' and 'inevitable' at the World Cup.

The Danes booked their place in the knockout stage by finishing second in the 2018 World Cup's Group C with an unbeaten record, following a narrow 1-0 win over Peru and two draws against Australia and France.

Their best result in World Cup history was their quarter-final appearance at France 1998, losing to eventual runners-up Brazil.

The winner of the Croatia-Denmark fixture will face either Spain or hosts Russia.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
Pool for subscribers only
01:29
Ecuador: 36 Galapagos giant tortoises reintroduced into the wild Ecuador: 36 Galapagos giant tortoises reintroduced into the wild
September 29, 2020 at 16:38 GMT -00:00
02:15
Nagorno-Karabakh: Fighting continues for third day despite global calls for ceasefire Nagorno-Karabakh: Fighting continues for third day despite global calls for ceasefire
September 29, 2020 at 20:38 GMT -00:00
00:38
Nagorno-Karabakh: Soviet drone shot down by Nagorno-Karabakh's air defence forcesNagorno-Karabakh: Soviet drone shot down by Nagorno-Karabakh's air defence forces
September 29, 2020 at 22:58 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:56
Ecuador: New species of giant tortoise discovered in GalapagosEcuador: New species of giant tortoise discovered in Galapagos
October 23, 2015 at 05:14 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:17
Azerbaijan: Three civilians killed in Tartar district after Armenian bombardment - Prosecutor General's office Azerbaijan: Three civilians killed in Tartar district after Armenian bombardment - Prosecutor General's office
September 29, 2020 at 17:58 GMT -00:00
02:40
France: Pro-Armenian rally held in front of Azeri embassy over Nagorno-Karabakh conflictFrance: Pro-Armenian rally held in front of Azeri embassy over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
September 29, 2020 at 21:47 GMT -00:00
02:02
USA: Elementary schools reopen in New York City with anti-COVID measures in place USA: Elementary schools reopen in New York City with anti-COVID measures in place
September 29, 2020 at 16:37 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
05:23
USA: 'This is going to be a fraud' - Trump on mail-in votingUSA: 'This is going to be a fraud' - Trump on mail-in voting
September 30, 2020 at 04:41 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:14
Azerbaijan: Turkey is not a party to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict – President AliyevAzerbaijan: Turkey is not a party to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict – President Aliyev
September 30, 2020 at 00:28 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:10
Armenia: Baku 'declared war' on Yerevan – PM PashinyanArmenia: Baku 'declared war' on Yerevan – PM Pashinyan
September 29, 2020 at 23:59 GMT -00:00
02:04
Latvia: Macron urges Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire, calls statements by Turkey 'reckless and dangerous'Latvia: Macron urges Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire, calls statements by Turkey 'reckless and dangerous'
September 30, 2020 at 13:19 GMT -00:00
01:56
USA: Emir of Kuwait dies aged 91 at Mayo Clinic in RochesterUSA: Emir of Kuwait dies aged 91 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester
September 30, 2020 at 08:28 GMT -00:00
01:58
Spain: Military teams disinfect Madrid cultural centre after mass COVID-19 testingSpain: Military teams disinfect Madrid cultural centre after mass COVID-19 testing
September 30, 2020 at 02:08 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:54
USA: Biden calls Trump 'clown' and 'worst' US president amid economy debateUSA: Biden calls Trump 'clown' and 'worst' US president amid economy debate
September 30, 2020 at 03:12 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
05:18
USA: 'Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,' says Trump, Biden brands him 'racist'USA: 'Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,' says Trump, Biden brands him 'racist'
September 30, 2020 at 03:53 GMT -00:00
03:11
Armenia: Locals rally in front of Yerevan UN office over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Armenia: Locals rally in front of Yerevan UN office over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
September 29, 2020 at 23:39 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
05:01
USA: Everybody knows Trump is liar - Biden and Trump face off in first presidential debate in ClevelandUSA: Everybody knows Trump is liar - Biden and Trump face off in first presidential debate in Cleveland
September 30, 2020 at 01:41 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
05:23
USA: 'There's nothing smart about you, Joe' - Trump to BidenUSA: 'There's nothing smart about you, Joe' - Trump to Biden
September 30, 2020 at 02:34 GMT -00:00
05:13
Japanese company launches world’s smallest working Rubik’s CubeJapanese company launches world’s smallest working Rubik’s Cube
September 28, 2020 at 17:35 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:46
USA: Trump and Biden clash over handling of COVID-19 pandemicUSA: Trump and Biden clash over handling of COVID-19 pandemic
September 30, 2020 at 02:06 GMT -00:00
03:31
Portugal: Mask claimed to 'neutralise COVID-19' mass-produced in textile factoryPortugal: Mask claimed to 'neutralise COVID-19' mass-produced in textile factory
September 29, 2020 at 15:04 GMT -00:00
View all videos