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Saturday, 17 June, 2000, 22:00 GMT 23:00 UK
Johansson reflects after Euro misery
Bo Johansson
Johansson looks to the future
Bo Johansson may be vacating his post as Danish coach at the end of the championship - but he still has plenty to say about their future.

The 57-year-old will be replaced by Morten Olsen but said he was confident Denmark could go on and build on their successes of recent years, despite a disappointing first round exit at Euro 2000.

Johansson was in a relaxed mood in the wake of defeats against the Dutch and the French.

"We have a very good mix of old and young players and that's something very positive for the new coach when he takes over," said Johansson.

"We've unearthed quite a few talented players over the years.

"Thinking back on the two games we've played there are things I know we could have done differently and maybe things would have been better for us but that's all in the past now."



Thinking back on the two games we've played there are things I know we could have done differently

Bo Johansson

Johansson blamed Denmark's early exit on what he saw as a surprising lack of stamina in the first two games, which both saw them start brightly but then fade badly.

"The physical condition hasn't been good enough," he admitted.

"If you give the ball away too much then you have to chase around and that tires you out.

"Before the World Cup in France it wasn't such a problem because we had more preparation time but for this event we've been hampered so much by injuries.

"When your players are injured you can't do so much work in training."

Denmark will be battling to avoid bottom place in group D with the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

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See also:

16 Jun 00 | Euro2000
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