B. T. s håndboldkommentator: the Star let the teammates in the lurch

I have a little difficult to assess, which leg I should be on after the tie match against south Korea. Denmark had it tough along the way and was seriously on

B. T. s håndboldkommentator: the Star let the teammates in the lurch

I have a little difficult to assess, which leg I should be on after the tie match against south Korea.

Denmark had it tough along the way and was seriously on the ball in the first half. After the break fought Klavs Bruun's troops back, and had every opportunity to pull the key from in the last minutes.

But the errors and expensive afbrændere from Mie Højlund and Stine Jørgensen ended up giving south Korea the match point, which they are really exploited in the last second – but luckily for the danes, the goal was cancelled.

If we look at the positive first, then it's worth paying attention to at that the national team showed mental toughness and not beat up in the lane in the first 30 minutes. With thought on the psychological fluctuations that have characterized the national team in recent years, so it was good to see that the panic did not materialize, and that the danes could turn the purge on the head.

Mie Højlunds performance is also uplifting, and she can keep it level, then national coach suddenly far more opportunities in the Danish attack.

But there are also some things that worry. In particular, two things I notice.

Denmark make simply too many mistakes. It will be punished when you meet better teams than south Korea.

I have never been a great advocate for Lotte Grigel, which do not play direct enough and not dangerous enough on its own. At the same time, she plays a high brought game, which results in a lot of technical mistakes – in both Grigel themselves and teammates.

in Addition, we can also not neglect the issues that are with Anne Mette Hansen. Gyør-player, which has become the international biggest star, has always been too many deportations, but now she has reached an age and experience where the kind of teething troubles should be past.

Against south Korea, she received the three pack of all unnecessary in my book and thus, she was given a red card and had to watch from the grandstand, as the battle entered its decisive phase.

There are Anne Mette Hansen will not sit by when things are tough. Denmark need her on the field.

She has a huge physique and will play hard. But she must be better to hit the right voltage level and not be so excitable – yes, she must simply begin to play something wiser, than is the case right now.

It can she appropriate to talk with assistant coach Lars Jorgensen on – he was a master in his active career.

And then I can understand, that the Danish camp was a perception that some of the expulsions were a little hard. It's just not any excuse. Everyone knows that the judges in the first battles are particularly aware of the action that is dictated from the IHFs page.

It must be such an experienced player as the Anne Mette Hansen will be able to navigate in.

As the team's biggest star, we should expect that she makes it better and not make themselves so vulnerable and lets his teammates in the lurch on the way.

It can Anne Mette Hansen so think a little bit over on Monday's rest day, where the danes can now see himself be sensible of in a very open group, where France's choppy start has made it all more open than expected.

But so, also definitely possibilities. In particular, if Denmark can minimize the errors and the Anne Mette Hansen manages to be on the field for all 60 minutes.

Søren Paca

Håndboldkommentator on BT Sport. Is also the author of the book 'the golden age - 25 years of Danish håndboldhistorie'. I've covered the Danish and international handball since 2009. Born and raised in Jutland, but now lives in Copenhagen today. According to my birth certificate I am 33 years old.

Updated Date: 01 December 2019, 21:00

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