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Denmark Midfielder Thomas Delaney Compares Ireland to a Tin of Baked Beans

Denmark Midfielder Thomas Delaney Compares Ireland to a Tin of Baked Beans

Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney has compared playing against the Republic of Ireland to coming up against a tricky tin of baked beans, following last night’s 0-0 draw between the two nations.

Martin O’Neill’s Irish side travelled to Copenhagen for the first-leg of their World Cup play-off match and came away with a respectable, but incredibly dull, 0-0 draw.

O’Neill and his players now have a one-off match against the Danes in Dublin on Tuesday night, with a place at next summer’s finals at stake, but Delaney is still confident he and the rest of Denmark won’t be disappointed when the final whistle goes.

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Delaney has become one of Denmark’s key players, as well as a big player for his club side Werder Bremen, and speaking to tipsbladet afterwards, he drew an interesting comparison, saying: “We can draw 1-1 against Ireland, and then we are on.

“So that’s okay but it was a hard fight, as [we] expected and feared.

“We tried and tried, but it was a bit like opening a can of baked beans with your bare hands… it takes time.

“I would like to see that we had put one [chance] in, in the first half. We had chances, but it’s not an easy team to meet. I expect and hope they try a little more in Dublin, and then we can get a little more space.”

Wait a minute – don’t most cans of baked beans have those little ring-pulls attached now? Wouldn’t that make them really easy to open?

Come on, Thomas. Check your facts!

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