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Thursday, 6 June, 2002, 09:20 GMT 10:20 UK
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Danish coach Morten Olsen paid tribute to Senegal after the sides' 1-1 draw in Daegu, and said he felt his side were lucky to get a point.

The result leaves Denmark and Senegal level on top of Group A with four points from two games, and both teams have qualification in their own hands.

Olsen said he was pleased with his side's first-half display, but admitted they had struggled in the second period in the 32C heat.

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Morten Olsen

"I think we can be happy with one point because I thought we had good control of the game in the first half because they could only play long balls and we were very dangerous on the counter-attack," said Olsen.

"In the second half, we didn't play how we wanted to because of the heat and Senegal were the better team.

"I think we were lucky in this game to get a point."

Olsen said Senegal were dangerous on corners and set pieces.

"They are physical and playing in 30 degrees is something for Africans but difficult for Europeans."

Olsen added that everything was up for grabs in the group.

"Our group has four teams who can beat each other," he said.

"Everything is possible in football on the day. If we are to get something out of that game against France, we have to have a day when, surely in the second half, we can play better football than today."

Denmark play World champions France in their final game on 11 June.


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