The manager of the Denmark national football team, Morten Olsen, has taken responsibility for his team’s humiliating defeat in the world cup qualifying match against Armenia.
Denmark got defeated by Armenia by a huge margin of 4-0 on Tuesday. That defeat has hurt Denmark’s chances of making it to the finals in Brazil. They are not fully out of the contention, but, it’s looking very difficult for them now. They have 4 games remaining and they need to win all of them to qualify for the finals.
Currently, Denmark is at the second last position in the Group B points table. They have managed to win just 1 out of their 6 games so far. They have lost 2 games, while, the remaining 3 have been draws. They currently have 6 points.
After the defeat against Armenia, Olsen has been facing a lot of criticism and some experts are even saying that he should immediately step down.
Talking to the reporters after his team’s defeat against Armenia, Olsen said, “It’s the most disappointing night I have ever had in my managerial career. I hadn’t expected the team to play this badly at all.”
“I am the manager and I need to take the responsibility for this defeat. Nothing went right for us in the game. Everybody seemed to be out of nick. I don’t want to go deep into that. It simply was a frustrating night.”
Olsen has been the manager of Denmark since the last 13 years. He had taken over from Bo Johansson in July 2000 and since then; he has done his job quite decently, but, now with Denmark struggling to get into the World Cup finals, he is under huge pressure.
Denmark’s next World Cup qualifying match will be against Malta on 6th of September.