Denmark Coach Hjulmand Makes Heartbreaking Statement After Painful Defeat to England in EURO Semifinal

Denmark Coach Hjulmand Makes Heartbreaking Statement After Painful Defeat to England in EURO Semifinal

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
  • Denmark have crashed out in the 2020 EURO championship after losing against England on Wednesday night, July 7
  • The 90 minutes of thr match ended 1-1 before England captain Harry Kane scored the penalty which gave his side the win
  • Denmark gaffer Kasper Hjulmand stated clearly that he was disappointed by the decision of the penalty

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Kasper Hjulmand who is the manager in charge of the Denmark national team has expressed disappointment over how his team were sent out of the EURO 2020 championship losing against England.

It was a tough game for England on Wednesday night, July 7, as the Three-Lions had to come back from a goal down to win the semifinal encounter 2-1 at the Wembley stadium.

Denmark players started the match impressively against England, but they had to wait until the 30th minute before scoring their goal through Mikkel Damsgaard.

Kasper Hjulmand
Kasper Hjulmand in action for Denmark at EURO 2020. Photo by Vincent Mignott
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However, things turned sour for the Danish players Simon Kjaer scored an own goal in the 39th minute to give England the equalizer.

Second half and Extra time drama

In the second half, both sides failed to find the back of the net which made the center referee to signal for the start of an additional 30 minutes.

England were awarded a penalty by referee Danny Makkelie when Raheem Sterling went down under Joakim Maehle's challenge and Harry Kane scored in the 104th minute.

Denmark tried all their best to restore parity before the end of the match, but they were unable to score as England booked their place in the final.

According to the report on Sky Sports and ESPN, Denmark coach claimed that England should not have been awarded the penalty.

Kasper Hjulmand's reaction

"It was a penalty which should not have been a penalty. It is something which annoys me right now. We are very disappointed.
"You cannot pass by the ball on the pitch which has so much influence on the game.''

Earlier, had reported how Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho found one thing to agree on after they both agreed that Raheem Sterling's penalty should not have stood.

Despite several seasons of antagonising each other in the Premier League, the legendary managers put their differences aside while analysing the call that handed England the win.

Harry Kane scored a rebound after Kasper Schmeichel initially denied his effort from the spot in the 104th minute to secure their passage to their first-ever European Championship final.

Both Wenger and Mourinho both agreed that the controversial winner that powered England to a 2-1 win over Denmark in their semifinal encounter earlier this week.

They insisted that the VAR should have stepped as replays showed the contact was not enough to have resulted in a penalty.

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