“We wanted to go out and prove a point.”
Ireland earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Denmark on Friday night in Copenhagen. Mick McCarthy’s side came from behind to record a valuable result in the Euro 2020 qualifier. Shane Duffy capped a brilliant individual performance by powering a header beyond Kasper Schmeichel late in the second half.
Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg opened the scoring for Denmark, who had the better chances in the tie. However, according to Ireland winger James McClean, there isn’t a lot between the two teams in terms of quality, despite what the Denmark team think.
“Professionals criticising you and not in a nice way either,” he said on Sky Sports about the comments.
“We wanted to go out and prove a point. Fair enough they beat us 5-1. But we played them five times recently and drew four so they’re not much better than us themselves, are they?”
You can watch McClean’s interview with Sky Sports here: