Jacob Neestrup

Neestrup on Molde win and Man City

Jacob Neestrup says Thursday's 3-1 friendly win over Molde rounded off a positive training camp in Portugal that sets the Lions up for the restart to the season.

Mohamed Elyounoussi scored twice and Jordan Larsson found the net after the break as FCK secured the victory.

But it was the performance, coupled with the team's other displays during the training camp, that pleases Neestrup most.

"I think we controlled the game really well and were dominant on the ball for most of it," says the head coach.

"We again gave away very few chances and it's important that we alleviated some of the tings we witnessed in the autumn. After all, Molde basically only had the one chance in which they scored, and in the periods where they had control of the ball, we were very solid.

"We were also good again in our high pressure and made some good turnovers ourselves. I think overall we played with a lot of responsibility and you can't ask for much more than that."

Next up for FCK is Tuesday's UEFA Champions League last-16 clash with Manchester City in Parken. The Lions then prepare for the return of the Danish Superliga, with a trip to Silkeborg slated for Sunday.

"We have a serious week ahead and we have all been looking forward to that, because it is something different from these training matches," adds Neestrup.

"Overall it has been a really good training camp, and there is great competition in many places for positions ahead of Tuesday and next Sunday in Silkeborg.

"As I've said before, we certainly take the City games seriously, but the most important thing this spring is still to win the Superliga so we can get more of the big experiences from elite-level football next season too.

"This has also been our primary focus on this training camp, but now we head home and prepare exclusively for the City game on Sunday and Monday, and look forward to running into a full Parken on Tuesday night for another great European night in Copenhagen."