Denmark lost their first match at the World Cup 2-0 to the Netherlands after some unfortunate situations in the second half.
The first-half was pacey and showed promise for a Danish result, but after 45 second in the second-half Simon Poulsen scored an own goal. This led to frustration for the Danish team, and with the Dutch not showing any initiative, other than hanging on to the 1-0 lead, the game slowed down a lot.
After 60 minutes Nicklas Bendtner was substituted for Mikkel Beckmann (Where is Søren Larsen?!), and that was that as far as the Danes posing a threat goes. I don´t think we had one real chance in the second half, and with the Dutch content to hold on to the ball, there wasn´t much in the game. The Netherlands scored another coincidental goal by Kuyt to finish us off.
What should have been, and could have been, a great beginning to the World Cup, turned out to be a big disappointment with neither teams playing particularly well, but the Dutch winning with two lucky goals. If it sounds like I´m frustrated, well...
Best Danish player must be Simon Kjær or Thomas Sørensen, who both looked solid despite conceding two goals. I´m very much hoping that we can play like we did in the first-half, when facing Cameroon this Saturday, because it looks like we now need a win. I think we can get it!