Jacob Neestrup

Neestrup: We can use title-winning experience in final four games

F.C. Copenhagen head coach Jacob Neestrup was all praise for his players after Sunday's 3-0 win at Silkeborg.

Mohamed Elyounoussi scored a first-half double to get the Lions on course for three points, before Diogo Gonçalves wrapped off the tie in the 87th minute.

"I think we played a really good game and the only thing you can object to is that we should have closed the game out in the first half," said Neestrup. "It was almost perfect, except that we scored too few goals.

"We have found a model that works and it worked again today, where we were very aggressive in our press and created many turnovers, many chances and also several overloads that could have led to more chances and goals.

"After the break, the most important thing for us was just to be in balance, so that we didn't let them back into the game. We took better care of ourselves. So I think we kept control, but I would have liked us to take a bit more initiative.

"They had a great chance right after the break and one at the very end, but (Kamil) Grabara showed his class today, and I think overall that this spring we have been good at keeping our opponents down to only a few chances."

The result moves second-place FCK to within a point of Superliga leaders Brøndby heading into Sunday's derby. The Lions have four games to overturn the deficit and Neestrup is fully focused on the task in hand.

"We have come back well after a very hard start to the Championship Round and also some bad luck, such as the first Derby that could have gone our year. But we have the points that we have and we still believe in ourselves," added Neestrup.

"It's a bit reminiscent of last season, when we were also under a lot of pressure, and hopefully we can use that experience in the last four games. We know what it takes, and we also know that it can be done."