Denmark did manage to qualify for the Euros the following year, but in a very challenging manner given their less than perfect most recent performance.
They had a very poor game on Monday night, losing 2-0 against Northern Ireland, with Pierre-Emile Højbjerg of Tottenham leading the way.
The Danish media quickly became interested in the Spurs player, and Bold.dk reported his candid assessment of the entire qualification campaign.
“The qualification hasn’t been pretty, but I have to praise our character and say that even in the less than ideal or tense matches, we have managed to bring the results home with our character,” the speaker stated.
This character was questioned after Denmark only scraped a win past San Marino during the last international break, and the Tottenham player was asked if it had been present during the loss to Northern Ireland.
He replied: “Oh, that’s a dangerous question, but I can say no when you lose a football match like that and with the way it happens. It was a bit too easy for them.”
The Tottenham midfielder isn’t having the best of seasons to date with his club on a personal level, as he has found minutes harder to come by under Ange Postecoglou than with previous managers.
The 28-year-old has only started two games in the Premier League, with most of his 11 appearances coming from the bench, which is why he has been linked with a move away in the January transfer window, with clubs such as Juventus and Atlético Madrid reported as interested in his services.