Denmark coach Morten Olsen has downplayed fears about his misfiring squad ahead of their 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Group E campaign. The Danes were beaten 1-0 by the tournament hosts in their final warm-up game yesterday, having also failed to score in the previous match against Australia.

We did not create so many chances, but we have been without several players.

Morten Olsen, Denmark coach

But Olsen pointed to the absence of Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner, as well as the fact that Jon Dahl Tomasson is still recovering from a knock of his own, in delivering a more upbeat assessment.

"We did not create so many chances, but we have been without several players," he said. "Now it will be good to have some time to train tactically and technically. We have started to refine things and work on set-pieces." Denmark will face the Netherlands, Cameroon and Japan in the group stages.