Jacob Neestrup

FCK deserved a point – Neestrup

F.C. Copenhagen head coach Jacob Neestrup says the Lions deserved at least the point they got from Sunday's 1-1 draw at Brøndby.

Roony Bardghji's 98th-minute equaliser secured the draw for FCK on a day where away fans were not allowed into the stadium.

Discussing the match, Neestrup says: "Looking at it as a whole, I think it was deserved that we got one point.

"We were really bad in the first 15 to 20 minutes. Our back line was put in a number of tricky situations which meant we considered changing formation early on, but from the middle of first half we worked our way back into the game well.

"Instead we changed at half time and in the second half I think we were the best team on the pitch. I wouldn't say I regret starting 3-4-3 because it was more about how difficult it was to find the balance, for example, between when to play short or long, and when to be brave. It's hard to say whether it would have been better if we had played 4-3-3 from the start.

"But like I said we fought back well and after the break we were good at playing through them, but there were still too many occasions when we were left stranded in the box, so we're still creating too little. But I think we deserved to equalise at the end and get the point."

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FCK went into the game having drawn 0-0 with Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, and had Hákon Haraldsson suspended along with a number of other injuries. There were also no FCK fans allowed in the ground.

And Neestrup believes the backdrop for the game makes a point even more deserved.

"We have to look at the context of the game, where Brøndby came out with their strongest team and had all their fans in the stadium, while we have a long injury list and Hákon suspended. Against that backdrop, I think we deserved to take a point," Neestrup said.

"Every team would have challenges if they were missing as many as we are, but we play with those we have and I have a lot of faith in the players, regardless of how many minutes they have played. For example, Orri came in today and was involved to make a difference as a strong link-up player, where he passed the ball on to the others, and he is a player we believe in a lot.

"The single point doesn't shift the table that much and it will probably be weeks or months before it looks fun for us in the table. Right now it doesn't look pretty, but I can see us catching up with all the teams above us. It will be difficult."

FCK are back in action again on Wednesday when they face Hobro away in the Danish Cup. After which, the Lions host FC Midtjylland in Parken at 4pm, with tickets still available to buy online for new and existing fans.

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Roony Bardghji