Denmark coach Morten Olsen was critical of his team after they capitulated to the Czech Republic in last night’s Euro 2003 quarter-final.
The Czechs strolled to a 3-0 win thanks to three second half goals in a fifteen minute spell shortly after the break.
“We have to be self critical,” Olsen said.
“We were so good and normally we should have won but we weren’t good enough,” he told a press conference.
“Football is all about scoring goals but you have to be brutal,” he said.
“We had a good first half and combined to create very good chances,” he said.
“Then after five minutes (of the second half) we made a big mistake,” Olsen said, referring to Koller being unmarked for the first goal.
“You can’t make such a mistake. It’s all about concentration,” Olsen said.
“Then we made two mistakes in three minutes and in such circumstances it’s impossible to come back,” he said.
Olsen said fatigue blamed Denmark’s collpase on their first half exertions.
“We showed so much power in the first half that we made these mistakes,” he said.
“We made them change the game by making the first mistake,” he said.
Olsen, said failure to put away chances “has been our problem throughout this tournament.”