Netherlands v Denmark Match of the Day Live


Netherlands v Denmark

Gary Lineker introduces live coverage as the Netherlands, the 2010 World Cup runners-up, kick-off their European Championship campaign with a game against Denmark.


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Good afternoon. Group B: Germany, Holland, Denmark. Three former

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winners of the Euros. And Portugal, who have the best player in Europe.

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Now, I'm not overly keen on the phrase "Group of Death", so how

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about we call it the "Quite Difficult Group"? It's got a ring

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 90 seconds

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to it! We've got both games from Group B live this evening. Later on,

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we'll see Germany take on Portugal, but first, it's the Dutch against

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the Danes, to be enjoyed in the company of Lee Dixon, Harry

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Redknapp and Clarence Seedorf. Day one sought two gains -- games. It

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is good to get the double group out of the way. Fantastic again

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yesterday. Really exciting stuff. Normally, the first games, you

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expect everything to be very tight. No one wants to get beat, but

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yesterday was opened. What Holland can we look forward to seeing? They

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went from Total Football to anti football two years ago! I think

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they have adapted a little bit, their philosophy, to look a little

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bit more for the result. They have been criticised over the years,

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playing well, but never winning. I think they are confident in doing

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it well, and maybe after a long season, it is important to analyse

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the players and their fitness. Keeping the team a little bit more

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behind the ball. 37 goals they got. The best of all the teams. Well,

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with the strikers they have, they have the quality and quantity of

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goals. Lee, who will win the quite a difficult group?! I have tipped

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the Germany to win the tournament, so I think they will be very

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difficult to knock off at top spot. This will be a game that Holland

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needs to win, but this Danish side are not easy to turnover. They

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qualified ahead of Portugal. They have scored in every game. So,

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there are goals. They have got a playmaker in the medal in Eriksson.

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He is an absolute star and only 24 stop Denmark are probably the

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outsiders. But they can take heart from winning the tournament 20

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years ago. Quite a remarkable story. It seems certain that the

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international football authorities will expelled Yugoslavia. Denmark

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will replace them. The war in Yugoslavia, it was so brutal that

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the Community decided enough was enough. When they got thrown out,

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it was left for us to represent a group. I got the call. We all

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gathered on the pitch, and Richard Neilson was standing in the middle,

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and he said, OK lads. We are going to Sweden to win the competition.

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But, I think, at that very moment, you lay down your dreams and

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thoughts that we can actually go on and do the impossible. I told the

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players - listen! If you can go with the English team, then we are

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at the same level as England. Thinking we can compete with

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England, obviously the reputation and players in the team at the time,

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that we could not only compete with them, but we felt we should have

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won. We showed we would not win the competition, that at least we have

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got one point and we are all on the way. I cannot remember any time

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throughout that Korea a more disappointing dressing room and

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after that game. -- throughout my career. The commentator, on Danish

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TV, said it is all over. It felt like it was all over at that moment.

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France, even has stood in the tunnel, were a bit arrogant towards

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us. This said, do not be too tough on us. We have got to play the

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semi-final. It was, how easily can we beat Denmark? They are not the

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best team in the world, and France, at that time, were a very good side.

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It is Palser and coming in now. And What a goal! I am not saying it was

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a question of time before they would score, but there was

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certainly looking that way. I made a substitution. One of our players,

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For it is Poulsen. And there is the He never fails to mention this. He

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says, what we doing in that tournament and the first place?

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cannot promise we will win the game, but I can promise you one thing -

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the Danish team, every player will do his best. Do you have it one

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more surprise left in this championship? I hope so. We are

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standing in the tunnel, just before we were about to enter the pitch.

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Everybody said, okay, let us get this over and done with. And we are

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in the finals against Germany. That is what everybody expected. That

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game was probably the best game of We surprised ourselves, once again,

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by playing as well as we did. One of our best players could be

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horrible injury. Took the wind out Then we had to play again, two

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times in 15 minutes. It was just a matter of time before the Dutch

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would score, but that did not happen. You can always get that

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I was phoned on the night before the final. I was told - after the

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final whistle, we will swap shirts. I said, no problem. It was a matter

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A fabulous start for Denmark! And the underdogs have struck again.

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John is one of my best friends. He says, that is my quality. By strike

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the ball very well. When he got that goal, we were infer an upset,

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the biggest surprise in football That was the first time when people

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realised what a goalkeeper we had. Denmark is a small country.

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Absolutely amazing. After the final People have, they have an

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experience for that moment. People come up to you, even 20 years on,

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and tell you exactly where they were at that particular moment.

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did not have all the best superstars, but together, we make

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the best team. A Danish team could go on and surprise a whole football

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World - that is something that will stick with most people together. It

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is incredible to be part of that. It is great that having done

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something that has made such an impact, but people still remember

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Great moments in Danish football history. It just shows you, anybody

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can win it. It is a hell of a tale, that! That was one of the all-time

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upsets, wasn't it? This tournament is a wide-open, I think. There are

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a few teams that could win this. Apart from Spain, the favourites,

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and Germany, I think there are other teams with a chance. Perhaps

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give England a little bit of a hope! They showed how it can be

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done with a better team spirit. That was the key - the unity. He

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spent four years at Arsenal, telling us how good he was.

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Memories of again? The Dutch? have good memories from 1988,

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though. It was Asad dame in Holland for sure. We saw Peter's Michael

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His son is part of per squad for Denmark. What you make of this

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team? It is a reasonably solid back four. We know what we will get from

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them. The key to it is the midfield. Kvist and Zimling will hold in

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front of the back four and you have pace on the wings and then Eriksen

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is the real star of the show. 20 years of age, he is going to carry

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this team from the point of view of flair. We saw him by Stuart play at

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Wembley when Denmark came Andy had a great game. -- last year. Can he

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carry this team further? And they have a Rommedahl on the wing. I

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nearly played against him, he is that old! And he is against Willems,

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the young lad for Holland. Eriksen, you must have seemed quite a lot of

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him. Yes, I know pick teams in Europe are chasing him. But he

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needs to grow further with Ajax and made his choice. A on the shopping

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list for Tottenham? Good player. I watched him two or three times. I

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watched Ajax play, not necessary looking at him, but they had two or

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three good players. Amongst the stars fought the Dutch is a

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goalscorer that we know reasonably The crowd a loving this, he is

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playing on his own! Robin van Persie fast told! -- for Arsenal.

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No wonder he is the footballer of the Year! Instinctive, magnificent,

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There he is, warming up for the game this afternoon. 31 goals in

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the Premier League last season. Footballer of the Year, and Harry,

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you are probably sick of the sight of him. Fantastic, what a player.

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suppose he was the difference for Arsenal qualifying for the

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Champions League and yourselves. Well, you look at his goals. Well,

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I do want to say what the other problem was! A certain goal keeper.

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He is an exceptional talent. I do not think word Dutch are overloaded

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with exceptional players. There is him, and Arjen Robben and Wesley

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Sneijder. They still played those two holding players in midfield.

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Yes, we saw during the World Cup that it functioned. They were not

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changed a lot of their tactics. I just hope that Robin van Persie can

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explode finally on the final tournament. We expected a lot from

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him during the World Cup but after this season we expected. Van Bommel

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in midfield, a very experienced. He should have had about 15 yellow

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cards in the final! Not to exaggerate! It is said that playing

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the two holding players like that they do not get the ball quick

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enough to the forwards. But with forwards like that, they do it for

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themselves. If you can get the ball in to them and let them do their

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magic. But I agree with Harry, look beyond the front three or four Poll

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Holland and Identikit is that great beside -- I do not think. They went

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very close in the World Cup. It just shows you that you do not need

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that many stars. I suppose just like Denmark showed. I would like

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to see van der Vaart play, I pinky give you something special. But

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they play with two very solid be peeled players and it has worked

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for them in qualifying. Although Rafael van der Vaart has played

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most of the gains in qualifying under surprised is not in the team.

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How do you see this game going? am not sure. I have a feeling that

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Holland will not come out of the group. It is a tough group. I think

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Portugal are dangerous. Germany I fancy to be their right at the

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finish. Portugal are dangerous. I think Holland might struggle to

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come out of the group. Clarence is giving you s there! Well, it shows

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courage! He could still play in that team. I think the Dutch have

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everything to go through but you need to show every time, especially

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as they get nearer to the final, they will get very motivated

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opponents. I think Denmark will make it very difficult for them but

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I think they have enough. Let us go over to Kharkiv for the meeting of

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two former winners, Holland and The commentators are Martin Keown

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Good evening, everybody. Some empty seats here. This city is the

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birthplace of Soviet nuclear technology, they tell me. The

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engine room of agricultural Ukraine. This is now called of the Metalist

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Stadium. The locals call it the Spider, because of the legs but to

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hold it up. At the so much criticism of their right to hold

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this tournament, the Ukrainian people at last get to put on a show.

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Those Dutch players have already been critical of races and in their

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host country of Poland. Nervous- looking faces. This group is the

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toughest on paper. The four teams dropped only 16 points from 106 in

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qualifying. The goal with which Holland won the tournament was

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voted the best ever. They have not been beaten by Denmark in open play

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since 1967, and they beat them 2-0 at World Cup 2010. Those Dainese

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players will know that their country has never won the opening

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match in big Euros. The underdogs in this game. But as the boys in

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the studio had been telling you, in 1992 they were underdogs when they

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stunned the football world by winning the trophy. You may get a

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glimpse in a moment of Kasper Schmeichel, the son of the

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legendary Peter Schmeichel. No father and son have ever lifted the

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European Championship trophy. About 15,000 Dutch fans here. It is still

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sunny, it is very warm, but we expect thunder storms to hit us

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what the game is still being played. Martin Keown, what you expect

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tonight? I fully expect the Dutch side, after a magnificent World Cup,

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to build on that. But lots of attention in this first match. They

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will not be in a great rush, it is a very hot evening here. But expect

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a cracking match. We have had two so far. 12 of the world's top 17

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countries are at these championships. 24 countries will

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contest the next championship. We # Der er et yndigt land.

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# Det star med brede boge. # Naer salten osterstrand.

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# Det bugter sig i bakke, dal. # Det hedder gamle Danmark.

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# Og det er Frejas Sal. # Vort gamle Danmark skal besta.

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# Sa laenge bogen spejler. # Sin top i bolgen bla Der er et

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We caught a glimpse there of Morten Olsen, the coach, who has managed

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the mouth of 100 times. # Wilhelmus van Nassouwe.

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# Ben ik, van Duitsen bloed. # Den vaderland getrouwe.

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# Blijf ik tot in den dood. # Een Prinse van Oranje.

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# Ben ik, vrij onverveerd. # Den Koning van Hispanje.

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The oldest and then in the world. They are in their famous orange and

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their fans outnumber those from Denmark by eight I would say 10 to

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one. The familiar face their of Daniel Agger, the Danish captain of

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Liverpool. They are up against it here. In some places, Holland are

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years old. Van Persie once again preferred to Huntelaar up front,

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the top scorer in qualifying. They are expected by many pundits are

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and EDM men to qualify. The Dutch fans, I can tell you, are not so

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confident. The referee is estate agent Damir Skomina. He enraged

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Arsene Wenger there this season with his handling of Arsenal

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against AC Milan at the Emirates Stadium. There is just a concern

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whether they will move the ball quick enough to get it forward to

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their front man. That was a criticism of them in the World Cup

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final. It is the strong point of Denmark, the defence. Eriksen must

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not carry the team, it warns his manager. Bendtner has six goals in

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eight internationals, more leave well for his country and he is for

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his club side. Difficult to see a match winner on the Danish

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substitutes bench. Amongst the substitutes for Holland, Huntelaar,

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who scored eight goals during qualifying and Dirk Kuyt, who

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championships, in this group, and There are two officials behind the

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goals. The Danes were not doing badly against Holland at couple of

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years ago, until they got an odd goal. Schneider, magnificent in

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that tournament. The referee gave the Netherlands the advantage in

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that tournament. Stekelenburg, plays football for Roma. Some of

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these players came through the successful U21 the European a

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and he did. Just one of several brutal challenges on that day. Free

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kick, I think, will be taken by shows where their main strength

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will be. Many huge players on the pitch today. Willems, only with his

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third cap. The big ask for him. Van Persie. Only made his debut last

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month against Bulgaria. Here is a from Willems. Big tournament here

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Yes, he has got the confident to take that on a, but you can see

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here, already, a real talent. He has only played 45 senior games in

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a Dutch football, Willems, and 100 metres in 11 seconds. And

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Heitinga, Everton's Player of the Year. Very experienced. He has

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never watched that game on television, never seen a video of

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bed. Willems. The Dutch are dominating possession. They are all

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about sense of occasion. These are big-game players. Already, you can

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see that from these opening exchanges. Poulsen, went in first

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over. No time to get any sort of fitness, after a life. He injured

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himself back in training in September. It is a difficult ball,

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but it just shows you the calmness the Dutch are playing the ball with.

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They have that air of confidence in to the left. Defending on the right

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 90 seconds

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ball. Robben's cross. And van Persie. Yes, Robben of getting down

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that left-hand side. Van Persie there, it is almost a blind effort.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 90 seconds

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The keeper really does not know kick. He can play, then no, and if

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he wants to play, he is a real refereed making sure the wall goes

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back far enough. Eriksen scored against Scotland last summer. And

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here is an example stop -- Eriksen. Only Greece scored fewer goals than

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Denmark. It is difficult to see where the goals will come from. It

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is just go where the composer the Dutch players have, the way the

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pass that all around, it is great to see they have a separate system

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of they are all comfortable with. They do not want to make it too

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Van Persie. Switch back to the left-hand side again. A decent

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effort. Comes in up front that right hand side. He just cannot

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control it, cannot keep it down. A difficult skill to do that. Scored

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a couple against a Northern Ireland box and van Persie? Just a little

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bit too much there for but van Persie. They do things in such a

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measured way. So different to watching the first game last night.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 90 seconds

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This is measured, top quality, carp van Persie is coming onto that left

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a third of his. -- that left foot chance here. Van Persie, stalking

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the ball. Denmark, ten men behind And a disappointing free kick for

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the tango ball. Schneider comes screamer against England, nine or

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10 years ago, 30 or 40 yards out. I hope that is not down to be new

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tango bald! I certainly remember they tell us. Lots of marketing

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splurge, entered instructing us, and also to make sure you buy it

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the game tonight compared to to the matches yesterday. One fact is the

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heat today. I can assure you that it is very born here. All football

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 90 seconds

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is coming from Holland. They have the tears, it is a real change of

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pace. But it was comfortable for the goalkeeper. In a friendly just

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before this tournament, Arjen Robben was booed by Bayern Munich

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fans. That is disappointing to hear that and we hope that he is over

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that. As a professional, you lick your wounds and tried to be

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Rommedahl. He still has his pace. By Polly was not in a hurry to get

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into the box, I think he was surprised that Rommedahl can still

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their last seven official games. The Danish were unbeaten in their

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last seven competitive games. cannot believe how leisurely the

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game is. It is one thing to be composed and calm but you do need

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to step up the tempo. I am sure bird found Maher work will want to

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get that into his players. He has every confidence in them -- van

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the goalkeeper, and that was a major let-off for Denmark. I wonder

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if Robben was trying to be too clever. He could just pull the

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trigger and issued himself. -- sued. international manager. A calm and

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rational, a straightforward man. He has his principles and his rules.

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He has banned social media sites bore his players at these finals.

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His government ministers said that was a denial of human rights and he

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said I will Labour politics the u, you leave the management to me. --

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look at the referee. A lovely little ball in. He has gone for it

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there and it is very rare to see a like a sack of potatoes. He used

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Agger. Sneijder appealed but the a good turn. Look at Robben, the

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way that he plays that and follows it as well. But he could not get

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enough power on it. There seem to be problems between Agger and van

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Persie. They are thinking that van Persie is appealing for everything

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and they want it dealt with. Bert van Marwijk, at the Taj coach. --

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the Dutch manager. He has been fairly Kurt in his press

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conferences so far. He has recently the run of play, Denmark, at their

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greatest underdogs perhaps in the history of European Championship

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final football, have taken the lead against the much fancied Dutch.

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Would you believe it! Balsam comes down the left-hand side and he just

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wants to run with that for -- Poulsen. He gets lucky, really. The

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goalkeeper, to put it through his legs, is disappointing. What a

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scoreline we have here, or after all that magnificent football from

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the Netherlands. He celebrated his 20 night birthday this week. He got

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a crucial goal against Portugal in qualifying. They won their group.

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And that is four in six games for Gdansk Alex. The fans cannot

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believe it. -- for Michael Krohn- club football but he is a folk hero

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quickly but he has not really been given that chance because Robben

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has kept to this left-hand touchline. But they will not panic.

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They will carry on playing in the same manner. They just need to pick

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up the tempo, the speed of that. that tempo hit by the fact that

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they do have two defensive midfielders? It can slide a written

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down. Yes, but a light that pace about that -- I like the pace about

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the team. What you could argue it is that as the game proceeds, will

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they put another striker on? Sometimes they seem to be lacking a

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those red card and yellow cards against Portugal, and they went out

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there. They do have talent in through the legs of the goalkeeper.

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He certainly got lucky there. He enjoyed it. It is quite a settled

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side. He said back in November that he knew his starting line-up for

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these finals. Krohn-Dehli has been arm, the Dutch seem to think so.

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Without back -- without doubt, hand attend. He was totally committed

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and that think it may have hit him on the shoulder. He clattered into

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one of his own team-mates having missed the chance. He just could

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not get enough Ahmed. Was this hand ball? It certainly was. They have

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that extra official there, as well. I'm not sure what they are doing

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their if they are not going to make Scored the one Golf, against

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so far. Van Bommel is shackling him. Afellay waits to come back from 4

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you sit on the hunt a large debate? -- then to allow a debate? If van

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Persie comes off, they will slot in as two players. And some of these

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players, you cannot replace. I think they just need to raise the

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tempo a little bit. At the moment, Robin van Persie is away in a left-

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back position. What is he doing back there? They seem to have

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gone... They have temporarily at gone back. Afellay is coming back

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on, and van Persie taking that responsibility to slot back in at

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left-back. I don't think he times. Sneijder. Half an hour gone.

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behind him. And Willems took the Dutch shirts. Tickets are 30, 40

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Euros, up for sale today. A fair bit of improvisation there from

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added. Wages are about $500 a month, just to give you a sense of the

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cost of that ticket. A pint of milk He was smothered. And the

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goalscorer, Krohn-Dehli. Decent Just a little bit more quality

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needed. But this is better. And Rommedahl's pace is a reminder that

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the Dutch side cannot switch off terrible bore out! Big chance

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followed again. On the post! Van Persie was a lurking on the left,

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and now brings it back to Sneijder. pass the ball like that, it is one

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thing to pass the ball, you just give that away. In the end, the

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goalkeeper kept out of jail. Just Kvist. Friends from their

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Quest, because they know each other Robben awaits. Some effort to there.

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Great feet from Afellay. He just cannot keep a shot down. Just a

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waltzes past him. Just wonder how many of these chances they can keep

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giving away. That is the greatest ever Dutchman. He felt Afellay was

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in great shape for these finals. He got back to fitness after that knee

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injury. Van Bommel has gone for the cheering, from the far side of the

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President that there are empty two players getting in each other's

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way. Krohn-Dehli coming in at the far post, and surely, there is

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another goal coming there. But they get in each other's wave. Krohn-

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Dehli will not be thanking him for was an international handball

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player in his youthful stop -- touchline in an animated fashion,

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shouting at his team. I think he is annoyed that Eriksen, and Krohn-

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Dehli. You have got to defend as example of Krohn-Dehli. This time,

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could not watch. Denmark simply Snyder, pressure is still on the

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though. It would have been a worthy effort. How many times have we seen

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van Persie scoring? When it comes to him, look at the space he has

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got. He just wants to stop that. In the end, it is his left foot that

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lets him down. And then the Sneijder tries to bend it wide. Has

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not had a great season because of his injuries and playing out of

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position a little bit. The Dutch side have not got their shooting

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boots on today. There were glorious opportunities. They have got to

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Poland. They have troubled 700 miles to get here. -- troubled. --

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players not working hard enough when they are out of possession.

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Denmark are getting a lot of joy down that right-hand side. It is

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the first corner of the game for actually played in the finals of

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the story you might have expected. Arjen Robben has hit the post but

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Krohn-Dehli, gives Denmark a surprise lead and they grew

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Another 45 minutes of open, entertaining football but you have

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to say that the Dutch have been unfortunate. They made all the

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chances. The last 15 minutes or so, Denmark came into it, but early on,

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you could NDC won team winning it. It was pretty much one-way traffic.

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But I just think that going forward Holland will be dangerous to

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anybody but defensively the better teams will open them up. I think

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they're back form looks very average. The thing about football

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is that you can be very dominant and betraying, it is that sort of

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sport. Holland have been so dominant in that half.

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absolutely, have we remember the Barcelona Chelsea match! Holland

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was dominating, clearly, was waiting for the goal, but also had

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the feeling that they were not determined enough to go for the

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goal, it was a little bit too easy. And then all of a sudden an

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opportunity for Denmark. I have been quite surprised that it has

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been open, attacking football, which is to be encouraged. It has.

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I think Holland started as if they meant to go on and win the game. It

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looked almost too easy and Denmark did not really get in the game.

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They were a bit sloppy at the back and then scored against the run of

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play. And they have got themselves back into the game. Bendtner has

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come into wit and Rommedahl has had a few runs down the right-hand side.

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And the back four of Holland did not look great. We were just

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waiting for the Dutch to score and then Dom Mark scored. You us, a bit

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to go for goal. It was a bit of luck to get the ball there. A

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couple of mistakes from the Dutch side. Van Bommel is not closing

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down towards the ball, and looking towards an midfield player who is

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far away from him. If he had closed down towards the ball he would have

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been closer. And Heitinga should know that van Bommel is closing up

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and should push the player to the side. Instead he goes for the

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tackle. It was a good finish but, as Clarence said, it was poor

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defending. No communication, they let the play go where he wanted to

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go. They will not be happy with You thought they may have problems

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getting out of this group. I just seek good forward players but icy

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average defenders. You look at the young left-back. He has been open

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to war ball in behind him. Yes, couple of times. It is experience,

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for sure, we do not want to hit him hard on that. But it is a choice

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that they made. It is a quick learning curve at international

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level! Schneider loves that little position where he gets between the

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lines of the opposition. He is difficult to mark. He is, he is one

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of those players, he stand still a lot, which great players do. If you

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can stand still and not move around and your eye in space. And he just

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pops the ball off. Who is picking up? When the ball comes in, check

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is positioning. There he is at the top of the screen and nobody within

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15 yards of him. Known midfield player. He does not do a lot with

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it a what it does is it creates side on the left-hand side. You

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think is he doing a lot? But you see him at the top of the screen.

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All of a sudden, when the ball comes into van Persie, I lawmaker

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run this time. There he goes. Van Persie should have gone for the

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return. They had not picked him up at all in that area. Eriksen is

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that type of player for Denmark by we have not really seen him in the

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game. Denmark played it out from the back and it is quite laboured

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at times. Absolutely but it is also played like a sat on them, you

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would be satisfied. You have to have the right players, it don't

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you? I love to see players play out from the back. It nearly cost them

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with a chance for Arjen Robben, a game you have to have the players

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to do what. The Dutch were really pressing hide there. I suppose it

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is encouraged by the fact that they are doing these kind of things.

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suppose they can sense that there Dainese players are not that great

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on the ball. It is also why Denmark of getting into the game, because

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they are playing so much from the back. They broke time and time

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again and Robben should shoot here. Normally he would cut in and hit it

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with his left. You would be surprised if Holland did not score

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in the second half. There has to be a goal at least for them. How many

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times have you seen him had that Normally, in that position, it is a

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goal. There was a penalty shout, what did we make of it? As but

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decision! It is quite unusual because the defender here would say

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no penalty, but I extinct think it is a penalty. I do not agree, I

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he knows what he is doing. It is not intentional. I think that is a

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penalty. No, I don't think you can give a penalty for that. If it was

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an Arsenal and Tottenham game and he was on the sideline, or would

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you have said? I think what his manager would have been doing as

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They would have been some water bottles thrown about there!

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careful! With two games to go to their opening game, England are in

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Krakow and Gabby Logan has been speaking to the cabin -- captain.

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It is just past the 10th anniversary of England beating the

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top team in the tournament. That is some time and a record that need

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rectifying. It is too long, especially for the standard of

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players that we have had over the last 10 years. It is an extra

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motivation going into the game. If we give France too much respect

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they can hurt us but I am confident that we can put that tend year

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think to bed and hope to win against a bid side in a major

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tournament. The manager has been communicating how we wanted to play.

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Kenny get through a hole tournament play that way? I do not think so.

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That is the key. He is new owner will be a time before the message

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is drilled in proper way but the clubs are adapting well and picking

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it up. The focus for me is to try to get the right result against

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France. Little did his team a lot of confidence. You can beat France,

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you can prove that you can compete against any team in the tournament

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because I think France are one of the favourites. I am quietly

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confident that we can get further than the public think we can get.

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Whatever! Bryan Robson has been one of your heroes growing up and he

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played for England against France in 1992 and opened the scoring

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within a few seconds. A bit Pinney after us a couple of seconds that,

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I haven't done what Bryan Robson did! It is all better result that

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the team get, not about me or what I'm trying to emulate. But you are

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happier playing where you are now, you said in 2010 then you had been

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in the graveyard shift playing on the wing. It is a great judge it if

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you are not totally used to playing out wide. I think the days of me

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bombing forward every 30 seconds are gone. I have to be more

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disciplined, especially at this level. When Martin Kelly joined the

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side we are you able to help him because it must be difficult to

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have the attention focused on the fact that he was not Rio. I do not

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think there was pressure on Martin. But think he has done ever so well

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in his career and he has not come in as instead of Rio Ferdinand, he

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has come in as back-up to come right back. I'm sure that if we get

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even shorter in that department it will be Jones who goes into that

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slot. Have you discussed us agree what you do if there is racist

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chanting at the match? We have discussed it. If there is a case of

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races and on the pitch and one of our players is abused we will go to

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the referee and discuss that with him. That his instructions were

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under. It is all set up to be a factor this tournament. We were

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hard extended highlights of England against France on BBC One from 7pm

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on Monday followed by live coverage of Ukraine against Sweden. Harry,

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should you have been England manager, which you have had Steven

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Gerrard as your captain? Scott Parker plays for me, I'm not going

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to answer that question! I think Steven Gerrard is a top player.

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were all surprised at the Roy Hodgson appointment, would you?

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don't know, it was difficult. It dragged on so long. I heard it on

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the radio on the Sunday night, the same as most people. Listen, it is

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a great opportunity for Roy's. He has been involved with the FA for a

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long time and I think he or two a great job. Were you disappointed

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not be approached, or would you approach? I was never approached.

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If I sit here and say I was not disappointed, it they will say it

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was because he did not get the job. I love club football, I love going

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in every day with the players, every Saturday going to Old

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Trafford, the Emirates, I enjoyed that. I think to be away from that,

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I would miss it, that is what keeps me going, that day-to-day

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involvement. If you had half been offered it, which you have taken

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it? Of course, it would have been difficult to have turned it down.

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But at the same time, I accidie love what I'm doing at Tottenham.

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It is a great club. We have a new training ground cumin there will be

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as good as anything in Europe. New stadium, great players. I think it

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would have been a position where it would have been hard to turn it

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down if I was offered a but in a way ours quite relieved that I was

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not offered it. And it can be a poisoned chalice. Maybe. But I

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still think looking at the England crew, I think our back four and the

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goalkeeper is as good as any in the tournament. There is not a better

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left back than Ashley Cole. The goalkeeper is as good as anybody.

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Or I think that is a fantastic place to work from. Lee played in a

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great Arsenal team that was built on a great back four and a

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goalkeeper. I think this England team has got strength in the back,

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we have Wayne Rooney to come in, I It did not affect me. It never

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affected the way I felt. We seem to have a bad spell of luck.

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Everything that could have gone against us, went against us, but we

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still finished fourth. What is going on at Tottenham? I have got a

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year left on my contract. I will sit down with Daniel when the

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opportunity comes. He has had a very difficult time - he lost his

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mum last week. He has got more important things to worry about at

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the moment, but when the time is right, we will sit down. Are you

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thinking about buying, Clarence? You seem to be getting cosy!

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performance was unbelievable at White Hart Lane that night.

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Speaking of the Dutch, we ought to there with Harry, watching on. A

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lot of admiration for the way the Dutch play football. No changes for

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the Dutch at the start of the second half. Nor for the Danes. So,

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defending the got to the right hand side then the second half. The

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crowd have been shouting the name of Russia, on the left, the name of

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Ukraine. So, not all the orange and red shirts will be won by Danes and

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Dutch. We have not heard any racist chanting at all. The young, black

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Dutch left-back picks up the ball. Have not heard any racism at all, a

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welcome relief. And it is Denmark who gets us underway in this second

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half. Agger, magnificent nd first the last European Championships.

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This is a game on it now, though. The Dutch boys need to play with

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more conviction. This is getting that balance right - become, make a

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contribution, but play effective football. You have got to switch

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into that aggressive mode. The shirts. Yes, it is tight but it is

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quicker. A quicker tempo to the way they are playing. It from a double

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in their qualifiers. 2-1 in third of his, he is quite lethal at

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and dangerous. Van Persie was the Persie's a touch has let him down.

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A horrible moment for him. He has fluffed his lines, hasn't he? Let

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it roll over his shoulder. Huntelaar looks on and wonders when

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his chance will come. Takes a free it burly. Very nearly catch is the

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almost entirely in the Danish half. Lovely effort! Zips through the air,

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and was pushed away by Andersen. Aim real screamer! The goalkeeper

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there are just happy to get anything behind him. Sneijder

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growing in influence in the game. Look how quickly he takes that.

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quickly taken corner while that range effort. Not enough power on

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this, a bit of a daisy cutter. Luckily them, it has just gone wide.

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The 19th effort they would have had was just looking there for Sneijder.

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There is more of an urgency about their play enough. This is their

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sixth corner. Arjen Robben takes it. Holland are the driving Orange

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doesn't it? You want to see better can tidy up. Harry Redknapp was

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saying, the Dutch looks so, so full of flair going forward, but at the

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back, they are ordinary. Poulsen it will put crosses them. It is

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causing problems for that Dutch for Robin van Persie. That was a

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horrible moment. I was being kind to him when I said it hit his

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support for Huntelaar to start for the Dutch. 52 goals he has scored

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for club and country this season. Krohn-Dehli has caused problems all

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international football. Danish journalists were telling they fancy

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Kvist. He has done that a few times, just gets the wrong side and pulls

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him down. He does not want Schneider getting into that little

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pocket just in front of his bag for. Kvist missed the last month of the

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season with a shoulder industry -- headed it away. That is desperately

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disappointing for a team with the ability and technique of Holland.

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Persie. It was a great ball from Schneider around the corner to van

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I used to love seeing the goalkeeper do that. It gives you

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confidence, especially at this took it up, Bendtner make no sort

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of run in support. I think he is doing a lot of work off the ball,

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being a target man and I think he switches off when someone else has

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Bendtner in that role. There is a foul for the challenge on Willems.

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Yes, there is Willems getting forward again. It is a hot, sultry

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evening and players are beginning too early. The linesman did

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exceptionally well there. He picked This is the last chance of

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international success for this inside the Metalist Stadium.

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Another chance goes begging. He almost gets there too early. A

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fantastic ball whipped him there but he just cannot seem to put it

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on target. The Dutch have had 22 efforts, seven on target, and

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Denmark have had seven effort, at six on target. Does this remind you

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of Barcelona, maybe, against Chelsea, in the Champions League?

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Maybe that result gave a lot of people believe that they can beat

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these giants in world football. you think we will see a change in

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the way the game is played? Will we see more teams Park the bus, so to

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speak? I think the results have football since coming back from

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injury. Robben is trying to get his team back into this. He certainly

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beaten finalists, a German Cup final beaten finalist and second in

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Zimling and a yellow card. That had that familiar look about it, that

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tackle, it late, and a chance of winning it. One of them many

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players booked in the World Cup is about to come on as well, the

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Dutch are going to make a double crucial. The run up plays the

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winner of Group A, and Russia looked in sparkling form last night.

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The Czech Republic, who work fancy to finish in the top two, took a

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real drubbing. The keeper acknowledged his error there. And

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they think Holland will make the almost as though they are waiting,

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the players, who were going to take off? They are waiting as well, get

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They have been very strong at the Will they make a substitution at

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this corner? They had decided that defensive midfielder to bring on

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the creative talent that is van der Vaart. And a Afellay goes off to

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make way for Huntelaar, so they will have Huntelaar and van Persie

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on the field together. They did appearances for his club. A glut of

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goals have come in recent internationals. He struggled to

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score at this level early in his career but 16 have come in his last

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21 games. 14-want to become top these Dutch players to get

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Huntelaar on the pitch. Now he is on the pitch, let us see if he can

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do any better than the rest. Well, he is up front with van Persie.

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Robben about on that right hand side. Her opportunity of a

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Hollander! Steered away by Jacobsen. Just a teasing ball. Huntelaar

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making a contribution that straight away. Just nobody getting on the

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end of it. Sneijder with a corner. The keeper has come and pushed it

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have won the last three when Huntelaar has come on. Denmark are

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going to make a substitution. Eriksen, the young starlet, goes

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off. He is replaced by Schone. Schone had a sore hip last night.

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Just moved to Ajax. They Dutch- side - Huntelaar and van Persie,

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and neither of them can break the Danish resilience! It what they

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pass, though! Huntelaar really should be scoring. Look at that!

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Are great touch. He settles and soft, and the goalkeeper just to

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stand up to him. Great save. Persie came in and caught the

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goalkeeper. The goalkeeper is their clubs this season, between

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the two of them. Remarkable, isn't everything there, appealing for a

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their opening game in Euro 88 to the then Soviet Union, before they

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player. On the Danish Bence. Still captain of the side, though mainly

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It was almost a light of the Greek getting sent off for that last

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just arriving at the edge of the box. Since then, he has just hit

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they are passing the ball and Kvist. Very humid. And it has

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England, what does it feel like when you lose the first game?

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puts massive pressure, but to lose this, there will be an emphasis.

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There this energy, zapping the all. It is stoppage time, with 10

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Van the Vaart on the next game against the Germans. They will have

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to sacrifice one of their defence and midfield players, the Dutch.

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Well, they have to do something. They will lose this match if they

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Mikkelsen for Denmark. His fourth cap only. The previous three have

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come from the bench. A bit of a surprise choice. He was not best

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pleased to go off as well, the Willems. Perky winner, just won

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the league title. Here comes a much more experienced man. Looking tired,

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isn't he? His 89th cap for his country. He has only scored two

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goals in his last 10 internationals. Very unhappy! Huntelaar's a touch

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is poor. I wonder if they will back for Denmark. And both great

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scoreline coming. They are saying, we are not as good as you think we

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of magic from the van Persie, or separates the sides. He has been

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excellent. Really been impressed with him. They always travel with

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great gusto and enthusiasm, the Dutch supporters. All around the

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world they travel. An unhappy screaming at his players to get a

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further up the pitch. He wants his van Marwijk back in the Netherlands,

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stoppage time caused by all the preparation for this game. It is so

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humid and energy-sapping. You wonder what games they have had to

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fierce is young Molby, who is working for BBC Five Live tonight.

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watching this will be revelling in the pictures that they are seeing.

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It claimed for handball. A big shout, the Dutch bench are enraged.

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down time. We are into the last minute. Krohn-Dehli has been

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excellent, used the ball well, are rarely given it away, took his goal

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well. As a team unit, Denmark had been resilient. They took their

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chance when it came. Holland have had excellent individuals but they

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squandered their opportunities, big time. Your overall thoughts? This

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is just the kind of game where England, it they will watch it now,

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will be thinking, why can't we do this? Be professional and organised.

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This will be a great result for Denmark. Three minutes of stoppage

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Huntelaar was arriving. Fortune favours Denmark. In the end, it is

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a hopeful ball. Lots of players attacking it, brave defending.

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is hand ball. Definitely hand ball. How is the referee missing that or

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all the officials that surrounded these days? He is incensed, and

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had two penalties. That would have take the energy out of the ball,

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but could not keep it down. He knows what he is doing but just

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cannot keep it down. So frustrating for the Dutch boys. 28 attempts on

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the Dutch goal, only eight on target, and unconverted. Into the

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and that is it. One of the biggest upsets of recent times. The much

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fancied Dutch have been beaten by Denmark. The goal from you Krohn-

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Dehli after 24 minutes separating the sides. Robben hit a post. The

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Dutch created a chance after chance but did not take them. They won

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Euro 88 having lost their first game, they will have to do it again,

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Quite an extraordinary game, dominated by Holland, but there is

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a new one thing that matters, the scoreline. 28 attempts at goal for

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the Dutch but they could not find the target. You said before that

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they would struggle to get out of the group. You are entitled to that

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little belated now. Listened, they haven't the conceded one goal so

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they have not been exposed defensively but I've been better

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teams will expose them. Denmark are not a great side, I think Portugal

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and Germany will beat Denmark and I think Holland have got it all on

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now to qualify. A slightly glum looking Clarence Seedorf. Amazing

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catalogue of Mrs for your country. Yes, I think it is a matter of

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determination. They were just comfortable feeling that they have

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the game in their own hands and that sooner or later they would

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score the goal. It did not happen. They were unlucky, I have to say.

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For sure they did not deserve to lose the game. But I think what was

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missing was the energy. Even up here and win he needed to be a bit

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more aggressive and the coach risk a lot, but you did not seek the

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energy. Denmark did not have anything like the chances but

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Holland had but they did the all- important thing, to put it in.

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Holland will play in other games and scored twice as many goals as

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the chances they have today. Against the run of play, Denmark

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the rebound. And Krohn-Dehli does very well to outwit her back four

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there was not really on this game, I thought. Even here you can see

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the defensive mistake. That starts with van Bommel who is not closing

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up enough. Giving this play enough space to go ahead. And Heitinga

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makes another mistake, not pushing the player wide. Well, he made a

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great finish. They got themselves back in the game after that and

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towards half-time they were in it with something to defend in the

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The Dutch were remarkably proffered and perhaps the Dutch were feeling

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the same way. In the second half, again, they had time and space to

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get the shot away. A great shot and a good save. A lot of shots from

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the outside. After 20 minutes in the second half, when they started

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well again, I saw the difference in their whole, being short as a team.

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The defence was far away from the strikers, it got split into two.

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And also a lack of energy to go and find another space. Huntelaar had

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just come on there and it was probably his first touch. But you

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The two centre-backs was strong, they did not give an awful lot away.

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They got behind them a little bit in the second half, Holland, but

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Denmark will really enjoy themselves tonight, they thoroughly

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deserve it. A little disagreement in the first half over penalty

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decision. What about the want was the end of the game there? Again, I

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think this is very similar to the first one, I think it is a penalty.

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Jacobsen, although his hand has not gone towards the ball, I think he

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is very lucky to get away with this. You think it is a penalty this

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time? Yes, he can give it, but it is always very difficult. I hate

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these type of moments. What about that one, hurry? His hands were out

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there and the ball was flicked on to his arm from a foot away. I do

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not know what you are supposed to do with your arm. They need a

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change in the law. At least you know where you stand. There are so

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many penalties given now, we people a yard away, how do get your hands

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out of the way? Well, they have do. We have marvelled at Robin van

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Persie this season. He had an appalling day, nothing worked for

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him. But he will keep trying, he will keep going. He had to let for

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a shot early on in the game and you think, give him the benefit of the

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doubt. But this for him, unbelievable, first touch was awful.

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Persie is someone who feels the responsibility and I think he feels

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it a little bit too much when he is in the Dutch team. He should be

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flying after a season like this. usenet that the think there is a

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question mark against him in the really big events, when it really

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counts? I think he is not relaxed When I see him play against Arsenal,

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it is a different van Persie. much tension. He made a great point

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about him so that when the substitutions were made, he was not

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taken off, he was still on the pitch, because they are going to

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need him. Do you think he will bring Huntelaar in? He has got to

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go for it. You do not need those too defensive midfield players, one

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of them has to go. They have Germany next, there will be some

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game, and you can see that live here. That has changed the subject

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because Roy Hodgson has been explaining to Gabby Logan his

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reasons for not including Rio Has the wake emission of Rio

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Ferdinand has been handled surprised? No, I do not think it

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has surprised me. It is a pity that the real story behind it has not

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been told. Which is? It is very simple. I chose 23 players to start

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with and in that 23 I left Rio out. When Gary Cahill got injured, then

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there was never any question of turning to somebody like Rio

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Ferdinand, because my first thought was the turn to somebody who could

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come in at the lower end of the squad, possibly a younger player to

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get some experience, because I already have 16-17 senior players,

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four of which can cover that position. My first thought was Kyle

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Walker and we got in touch with him to see the injury had cleared up.

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It had not so we turn to Martin Kelly who had been with us before

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we went to Norway for the Oslo training camp. We let him go when

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the Chelsea players are right on the scene but we just called him

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back. There was never any question of which play shall I take,

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Charlotte in Rio or shall I take What you make of that, Harry? Deano

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just tried to pick your best players? Artistry, and Rory felt

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that he had put Gary Cahill in front of Rio, and he has Lescott

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and Jagielka. He is happy with the defensive cover he has got and he

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thought he would bring someone in he wanted that experience. What Roy

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is saying, rather than having we are not playing and being around

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the squad. He is a player that has never not played. He has always

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been in the team. Maybe he felt that if he is not going to play, I

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don't want him hanging around and been a bit-part player. It is a

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If Rio is going to her coming, he will not be playing. But if there

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had not been a situation with John Terry and rear Ferdinand, it would

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have been anybody else in the squad. I kind of understand what Roy is

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saying. I think there are other things going on. If he has got

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Ferdinand and Terry in the squad, he can let them sort it out. There

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are many examples and history where players do not go on and they just

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carry on. I have had the same type of experience, for a reason that is

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similar. I think you should just pick your best players. What was

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that experience? The fact that they already have a young player coming

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in, but who said he would not be accepted? If, after the first game,

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two of your centre-backs are injured, you have to play your

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youngest player in for his experience. I think it is a big

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risk. How do you see them lining up, the two central defenders? I think

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they will cope OK. Gary Cahill is a good player. He has done a

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fantastic job at Chelsea. I tried to sign him at Tottenham. But lost

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him with injury. There will be nothing for me. John Terry is top

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class, in my opinion. I think it is a fantastic back four. It is all

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about the players there. They will be playing on Monday night. You can

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see more of that Roy Hodgson interview during our second game.

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Portugal versus Germany, one of the big games in the group stages. And

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there is unquestionably the finest player in this tournament. The

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German national team coach's players on the pitch, got there

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burly. I should not -- I should not separate the towels out! Two of the

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top sides in this tournament for As you can hear, the atmosphere is

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starting to build up a stop this was a recently voted the best place

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to live in the Ukraine. We would talk about that in a moment. But

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first, Roy Hodgson's comments about not taking Rio Ferdinand. You are

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entitled to pick whatever Timor's squad you like, but I think he has

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enough ability to be in that squad. And his comment he has too much

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respect to per real on the bench? would have thought, were the

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injuries we had, Rio Ferdinand would be perfect with his

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experience. He has 81 caps. Let us turn our attention to Group B.

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There has been an interesting start of the evening. Denmark,

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congratulations to them. That has put the cat among the pigeons.

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Absolutely. The Dutch have one week point, the back four. Holland had a

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lot of the ball and missed a lot of chances, but Denmark worked so hard.

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Big news just into ours - nine goals to qualify. If the Germans

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made him to come on, he could be a great substitute. They are not sure,

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are they? As you can hear, the Portuguese players have just come

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out of the pitch to a lot over lose. Most people in this stadium

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supporting Germany tonight. It is 16 years since Germany won a

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It is 16 years since Germany won a tournament. That was at Euro 96.

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A lot happened. After the big disappointment in Portugal, we said

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we wanted to shift to a more possession oriented game. And we

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did that. Might assistant coach at the head time, probably to carry on.

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We were also lucky that there were a lot of youngsters that came out.

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They can play attack minded football, and good possession game.

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And so, Germany kind of really step it up in terms of quality and

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attacking minded football. We have nine players who have not played a

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tournament here. It can be very good farce, because the

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regeneration of young players is very fast and quick, but on the

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other side, they do not have too much experience. But we are hopeful.

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It is very tough. There are strong teams like the Netherlands and

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Portugal, and we are also among the favourites. But let the best when.

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We have to start well against Portugal.

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16 years without a trophy, but you sense a re emergence of the force

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sense a re emergence of the force that is Germany. We saw that in

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South Africa. We realised then they were an emerging team. They have

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quite rightly won the title favourites. Looking forward to the

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Germans? Absolutely, yes. Their other big favourites with the

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Gary Lineker introduces live coverage as the Netherlands, the 2010 World Cup runners-up, kick-off their European Championship campaign. The Dutch are looking for a first continental title since 1988, and first up for them in Group B are Denmark, who surprised everyone to claim the 1992 European title.

The Danes are winless in five matches against the Dutch, since knocking them out of Euro 1992 on penalties at the semi-final stage. The two nations also met at the group stage of the 2010 World Cup, when a Daniel Agger own goal and a Dirk Kuyt effort secured all three points for the Netherlands.

Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf offers his expert view from the studio.


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