MALMÖ (Ekstra Bladet): A single Hungarian journalist had formulated a question, but otherwise it was Danish and icelandic members of the media, there loomed up in the landscape, as the Island held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in central Malmö.
Seen from the Danish perspective, is Iceland's match against Hungary suddenly become paramount for Nikolaj Jacobsen's troops and their journey in the tournament. The bar the press-mark of.
Both the national coach Gudmundur Gudmundsson and several of his players answered the friendly questions from the Danish senders, but when the icelandic legend Gudjón Valur Sigurdsson was asked how it was to have Denmark's fate in his hands, it was time to draw a line in the sand.
- We have not Denmark's fate in our hands. In get it to sound as though the world is about you. We are playing a match against Hungary, and the battle is not about Denmark. It is said with all respect for the coach, players and Denmark as a nation. I loved even to stay there. But this is about two points for us.
- If we win, will be really happy. It is our only goal, and that is what I can say about the case. Unfortunately for Denmark they are dependent on other than themselves. But we look at ourselves, " says Sigurdsson.
Gudjón Valur Sigurdsson had to make it clear at the press conference that Iceland will not play for Denmark. Photo: Marko Djurica/Ritzau Scanpix
He was even spared in the showdown against Russia and is therefore fresh in the gruppefinalen. And there may well be a need for a storkamp of the PSG player, who was a bit surprised by Hungary's performance in the dane-duel.
- We are talking about Denmark. Verdensmestrene and the OLYMPICS-winners. But Hungary played physical and are good on the defensive. They have really good players that can shoot from 10-11 metres, as they did yesterday. They are filled with self-confidence. A young group, who are ready to provide the gas, points out Sigurdsson.
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