Denmark v Wales (Nations League)

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  1. PGFWhite

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    Denmark vs Wales
    5:00pm - Sunday 9th September 2018
    Ceres Park, Aarhus, Denmark
    Nations League (Group B)

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    TEAM NEWS (from the BBC website)


    Denmark and Wales will both have fully-fit squads when the sides meet in the Nations League on Sunday evening. The hosts welcome back the entire squad after a dispute with the Danish Football Association (DBU) saw them all miss Wednesday's defeat to Slovakia.

    Tottenham's Christian Eriksen and Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel are just two of the players now available.
    Wales avoided any injuries in their 4-1 win over the Republic of Ireland but are expected to make changes in Aarhus.

    MATCH PREVIEW

    Wales will be aiming to continue their impressive start to their first Nations League campaign when they visit a Denmark side beset with off-field problems.In Ryan Giggs' first competitive match in charge, a young and adventurous Welsh side produced a brilliant display of free-flowing, attractive football to beat the Republic of Ireland 4-1 on Thursday.

    It will be difficult for Giggs to make many changes to his side after such a confident and complete performance but, with a fully-fit squad at his disposal and several senior players pushing for recalls, he has some welcome selection issues to contemplate.

    For Denmark, meanwhile, it will be something of a return to normality after a chaotic week. A dispute over commercial rights led first-team players to boycott Wednesday's friendly in Slovakia, which meant the Danes were forced to field a starting 11 which included a salesman, a student and an internet star for the 3-0 defeat. Now, however, those differences have been resolved and they are back as part of a full-strength squad.

    Manager Age Hareide says there will be "no excuses" for their opening Nations League fixture against Wales, a sentiment shared by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. "For us it's about winning the game and playing well and then I'm sure everyone will get behind us," said Schmeichel.

    "Everyone understands it's been a difficult week, so this is just life sometimes. For us, it's just about getting on with it now. "We had a training session yesterday, which was good, and we'll be ready."

    WHAT THEY SAY

    Denmark captain Simon Kjaer: "I have never had any [lack of] motivation for the national team. It's always the same. It's the same task as it was for the World Cup."I don't think we have to prove ourselves in any kind of way. The circumstances were as they were but we will go on the pitch as we always have and fight for Denmark."Everyone has the same opinion about that. The motivation is absolutely the same."

    Wales manager Ryan Giggs: "I said to the players, 'The bad news is you have to keep to that standard. It's as simple as that and, when you drop below those standards, you're letting me down and you're letting yourselves down. It's not easy because there were some really good performances and, as a team, they performed well. But you've to keep getting better, you've got to keep improving, there's loads of things we could have done better."
     
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    If we can play like we did against ROI then there's no doubt we can win this game.
    The attacking intent we showed in that match was awesome. So many balls that just cut the opposition apart - very progressive.
    I'm sure Denmark will pose a lot more of a threat than Ireland did so any sloppiness we got away with on Tuesday may well get punished tonight.
    Still, feeling quite optimistic after the last match, and hope for more of the same.

    COME ON WALES
     
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  3. swanseaandproud

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    Not bad so far ..
     
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    Yeah - obviously a much tougher opponent than Ireland, but we certainly look capable of winning this.
     
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    Damn
    Poor marking there
     
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    Now we are in trouble... good start wasted...
     
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    Is that Sisto the same guy who did the Thong Song ?
     
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    Gunter has come back in, but he’s got that backwards first mentality.
     
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    Maybe it was always going to be a bit of a let down after such a great result in the first game. They're pressing us well and we seem to be hoofing a lot of balls whereas in the first game it was keep posession at all costs. They are better than ROI though!

    Let's hope we can up the intensity second half.
     
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  10. swanseaandproud

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    Could easily be 3 - 0 down if it was not for Henns.....Still in there but Giggs will have to change a few things somehow...
     
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    No shots on target....YET.....
     
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    Game over
     
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  13. swanseaandproud

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    Game over now i should imagine....
     
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    Our passing has not been as precise tonight
     
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    Bus is well parked now
     
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    Yes we are 2nd best tonight. Not by much though but enough for the Danes...
     
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    Very disappointing after the performance in the first game and well beaten in the end. Couldn't get out of second gear.
     
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    Down to earth with a bump tonight. It was the ttype of match where I thought we could have used Sam Vokes because we had no presence in the box.
     
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  19. swanseaandproud

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    Agree we needed someone other than bale up front. one shot on target is not really good enough......Giggs must learn from this but the potential is there.....
     
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    Seems we didn't have the fitness levels for two games so close together, shame we didn't give the Danes a good game..............<ok>
     
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