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Neestrup: Positives to take from Viking draw

Jacob Neestrup says Tuesday's 0-0 friendly draw with Viking has given him plenty to think about as F.C. Copenhagen continue the winter training camp in Portugal.

"I think we were really good in the first 30-35 minutes, where we saw a lot of what we want to see," said head coach Neestrup.

"But of course I would also have liked to have seen us convert a few opportunities, because we had the chances to do that. We have to be sharper in those areas, and that's something that we'll take away from the game.

"The second half became more open with a lot of back and forth play, so we didn't control it as well as most of the first half. But it was an intense match, and that was the most important thing.

"The fact that we also practiced penalty kicks at the end, that's fine enough, but it's the 90 minutes of regular football that we take away, evaluate and learn from.

"We fielded a strong and competitive team tonight, and we chose to let some players train this morning, while others played this evening. Of course, it good for those who haven't played much together to improve their relationships."

FCK have two more training days in Portugal before a final game on Friday, after which the squad will return home to Copenhagen on Saturday. Neestrup and his staff will then oversee the final week of preparations before the Danish Superliga starts up against on 19 February, away at Silkeborg.