In a fight for the fifth place at the M19 EHF EURO 2021 in Varaždin, Denmark won over Portugal with the 31 – 27 score.
Simon Dahl Jorgensen, Head Coach from Denmark commented:
“I am very proud of my team, like in the last game. It is not easy to play such matches when you really wanted to play the semi finals and finals, but we played well and I am really proud Now we can go home with a nice feeling, 5th place is amazing, but the most important is that the guys could learn so much at their first competition. Hopefully next time we could climb up some places. I really hope for these guys to became the A national team players, that is the most important to us. If some of these guys go to the main national team, this will be our biggest success.”
And third time winner of Player of the Match, Sommer Thomas Arnoldsen added:
“This is awesome, being the player of the match for the third time. We also played a really good matches. We are a little sad that we didn’t make it to the semi finals, but this is a nice way of ending the tournament.”
Carlos Martingo, Portugal Head Coach explained:
“In the first few minutes we played well but then we missed few sure shots, I think we did fantastic joy at the tournament. It is not a tragedy to lose the way we lost today.
Andre Sousa, second time Player of the Match said:
“I feel like I played well at this competition, I am proud of my team and the way we played. I hope we could do better in the future”