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Euro 2024: ‘Denmark deserved to win’ – Eriksen

Danish talisman hopes to take momentum from draw into final-day showdown with Serbia

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen thinks Denmark deserved to beat England in Thursday night’s Group C showdown in Frankfurt.

The Danes battled back after falling behind to a Harry Kane opener and Morten Hjulmand’s thunderbolt ensured a share of the points and meant all four teams could still qualify for the Round of 16 going into Tuesday’s final matches.

“We felt like if there was a team who deserved to win, it was us,” Eriksen told BBC Sport. “We didn’t get the win but for us it was a better game than (Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Slovenia).

“I don’t think England surprised us in any way. We know they have exceptional players. I think we hurt them with the chances we had in the game – I think we should have won instead of getting a draw.

“(Harry Kane) is always around in the box and gets all the ugly goals, but to come back with a perfect strike from Morten kept us in the game, gave us a bit of belief afterwards, it’s just unfortunate we didn’t take the belief through to score more goals.”

Denmark face Serbia on Tuesday afternoon and Eriksen added: “We still have a game to go, we need a win against Serbia, there is nothing else for us.

“It was a good game (against England) and good progress from the last game but we need to take the belief into the next game and take the three points.”

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Alex Hoad

Alex has more than 15 years' experience in sports journalism and has reported on multiple Olympics, World Cups and European Championships in additional to Champions League, Europa League and domestic football.