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Denmark delighted, Serbia's Advocaat despondent

Published: Saturday 15 November 2014, 0.44CET
While Morten Olsen and Michael Krohn-Dehli expressed their satisfaction at Denmark's 3-1 win in Belgrade, Serbia's Dick Advocaat said he "will think about resigning".
by Sonja Nikčević
from Stadion FK Partizan
Denmark delighted, Serbia's Advocaat despondent
Nemanja Gudelj sizes up Denmark's Michael Krohn-Dehli ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Saturday 15 November 2014, 0.44CET

Denmark delighted, Serbia's Advocaat despondent

While Morten Olsen and Michael Krohn-Dehli expressed their satisfaction at Denmark's 3-1 win in Belgrade, Serbia's Dick Advocaat said he "will think about resigning".

Denmark's Michael Krohn-Dehli says the visitors were deserved 3-1 winners
Conceding the first goal is becoming a "bad habit" for Denmark, says Morten Olsen
Serbia coach Dick Advocaat "will think about resigning"
Advocaat: "We did not look like a team"
Next games: Portugal v Serbia (29 March), Denmark v Serbia (13 June)

Morten Olsen, Denmark coach
It [conceding the first goal] can be a problem if you don't then score three! No, it's a bad habit and we had the same problem in the last qualification campaign and we have to change that. We played badly at the start of the match, but after five minutes we were the better team. We made some good combinations, had some good transitions and produced a lot of chances.

Dick Advocaat, Serbia coach
This is our first terrible match since I became manager. If anyone should be blamed then it's me. And yes, I will think about resigning. I took the job because I thought we had a team that could qualify, but now we are under a lot of pressure. It is only fair to sit down with the people in charge at the FA and have a talk. There was only one team on the pitch after we took the lead and then created several good opportunities. We did not look like a team. There were a lot of pressure and a lot of problems which started after the match with Albania.

Michael Krohn-Dehli, Denmark midfielder
We had a poor start and Serbia were very good in those first ten minutes, putting us under pressure and scoring a goal, but after that we controlled the game and deservedly won. It was a great overall performance. We had space to play and we worked well in midfield. We are still not sure of a spot at EURO 2016. There are still four games to go and the group is very difficult. There are a lot of good teams in the group so nothing is certain, but these are three very important points for us.

Zdravko Kuzmanović, Serbia midfielder
Denmark deserved to win, without doubt. They were better than us in midfield particularly and we just have to accept this. They showed us how much of a better team they are and there is not much more to say. We won't say that qualification for France is impossible, but there is a lot that needs to be improved.

Nicolai Boilesen, Denmark defender
We started very poorly, we weren't ready, and Serbia got a goal. They then had a big chance right after that which our goalkeeper saved brilliantly. Serbia then had a lot of problems putting any pressure on us so we got a lot of possession and in the second half especially we were the better team. We're happy with the win, but we have not yet qualified for France and we've seen that this is a difficult group. We've already seen that every team can beat everyone else so we have to keep going because there are still a lot of points to play for.

Last updated: 02/06/15 7.02CET

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