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Nick Ames spent time in Doha in the Denmark camp, and reminds us of the formula for their recent successes.
Eriksen’s addition to the unit that, without his peerless ingenuity, captured so many imaginations should help tilt the numbers favourably. The team looks nicely balanced, with Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Thomas Delaney to either side of him in midfield while Simon Kjær, feted for his reaction to Eriksen’s collapse, has returned from long-term injury to anchor the defence. Atalanta’s Joakim Mæhle will bomb on from left-back while Mikkel Damsgaard and Kasper Dolberg remain bright sparks in attack.
Kasper Hjulmand, the Denmark coach, also spoke ahead of this game. He was asked – of course – about Christian Eriksen.
After he came back, it’s been unbelievable. The second he stepped into the pitch for the first time in Amsterdam, playing against Holland, he just took control of the match and…
This article was written by John Brewin and originally published on www.theguardian.com