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Denmark boss Age Hareide thanks Ireland 'for giving us space'

Denmark boss Age Hareide thanks Ireland 'for giving us space'
From ESPN - November 15, 2017

Denmark manager Age Hareide thanked Republic of Ireland for giving his side, and in particular matchwinner Christian Eriksen, the space within which to thrive.

Eriksen hit a hat trick as Denmark ran out 5-1 winners in a World Cup playoff second leg in Dublin on Tuesday to qualify for the finals in Russia next summer after a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Parken.

And Hareide had a message for Ireland after the match as he praised Eriksen for his contribution.

He said: "Just to say, 'Thank you very much for giving us space,' because they locked us down in Parken very well and Eriksen was very much out of the game and today he was fantastic.

"He's a fantastic player on the ball and he works hard for the team all the time so he's an inspiration for all the lads around him. If you give him the ball, something happens, and I think that's the difference between the sides."

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