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Monday, 3 June, 2002, 15:47 GMT 16:47 UK
Denmark hail new Ronaldo
Jon Dahl Tomasson celebrates scoring against Uruguay
Tomasson celebrates scoring against Uruguay
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Jon Dahl Tomasson is the new hero of Denmark after scoring both goals in their 2-1 win over Uruguay.

The 26-year-old, who joined AC Milan shortly before the World Cup, has been dubbed 'Jonaldo'.

And after his brace in the opening game of the campaign 'Jonaldo' is clearly flying high.

"I'll enjoy it while it lasts," Tomasson said of his new found fame.

"I'm in good shape. I don't know if I've ever been better, but I hope I can develop more and more.

"Still it's no secret," he added. "I've had a good season with Feyenoord."

His form going into the World Cup, which helped Feyenoord win the Uefa Cup, prompted his move to Italy.

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Coach Morten Olsen on Tomasson
Tomasson left the Dutch club on a Bosman transfer and could figure in future Milan derby's at the San Siro against the man with whom he is now being compared - Ronaldo.

Former Milan and Denmark star Brian Laudrup believes the comparison is fair and that Tomasson has all the credentials to succeed at both the World Cup and in Serie A.

"It's funny with Jon as you don't see him all that much," Laudrup said.

"But he's always able to be in the right place a few times.

"Suddenly he's there and, when he takes his chances like he did against Uruguay, he's performing his role perfectly."

Tomasson's goals have helped fire World Cup fever in Denmark.

However, Danish daily Jyllands-Posten has instead given credit to the coaching team of Morten Olsen and Michael Laudrup.

Jyllands-Posten lavished praise on the "cool brains" on the touchline who helped fire Denmark's World Cup dreams in the "heatwave in Ulsan.


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