PRISTINA (Ekstra Bladet): Denmark only got 2-2 against lilleputnationen Kosovo and it was the only one scoring from Pierre Emile Højbjerg shortly before the time, that ensured that Denmark avoided the total failure.
Åge Hareide criticised not directly to players at the press conference after the fight, but he wrapped his criticism nicely and elegantly into, when he came with his analysis of the Danish performance.
- It was a wake-up call for us. It is necessary that we give 100 percent if we are to win the battles. We must take all opponents seriously.
- It was good this happened here in Kosovo, and not on Tuesday against Switzerland. This is not the way we usually play, says Åge Hareide, who praises the players for the will to not would lose the fight.
Hareide saved four key players from the start. Simon Kjaer, Christian Eriksen, Lasse Schøne and Yussuf Poulsen were sitting on the bench.
It was deliberate from the landstrænerens side, but had nearly cost a defeat.
They had played many matches in the past and would not risk, that they received injuries before the match against Switzerland, explains the national coach, however, sent Simon Kjær and Christian Eriksen on the pitch after an hour's play.
- The most positive towards Kosovo was that we scored two goals and not lost the fight, says Hareide.