Elias Jelert

Jelert looks ahead to derby clash

F.C. Copenhagen defender Elias Jelert admits he is "critical and angry" with himself for being sent off in the 2-2 UEFA Champions League clash at Galatasaray on Wednesday.

Jelert's second yellow card came when the Lions were 2-0 up. Galatasaray took advantage of the extra man to level the game late on.

And the 20-year-old is already focusing on bouncing back, starting with Sunday's trip to Brøndby.

"I'm disappointed that I let the team down by getting the second yellow card, which probably cost us the victory," says Jelert.

"I made a mistake by going into that tackle and I have to learn from that so it doesn't happen again.

“The whole team played a fantastic game on a difficult away ground and we had the game in the bag, so it was unnecessary to make that tackle. Therefore, I also think that the criticism after the match has been fair.

"I have gained a lot of trust from the team and the coaches, and a lot of praise when things have gone well. I can easily tolerate being told when I make mistakes. I myself am more critical and angry about it than everyone else, so I have no problem with others being critical about it as well.

"There's only one thing to do about it, and that's to push on to get better. I know that I always bounce back quickly and for me everything is now just about getting that derby victory on Sunday."