Denmark head coach Morten Olsen praised the Netherlands after seeing his side beaten 2-0 by the Oranje in their opening game at the World Cup finals.
Olsen was disappointed that an own goal straight after half-time handed the Dutch an advantage that that never looked like losing.
He said:"It was a deserved victory, I think. The Dutch team is perhaps not the favourite, but certainly an outsider to win the World Cup.
"It could have been different if we didn't have the thing that happened a few seconds into the second half, but that's the kind of thing that decides football matches – the first goal and we know that.
"Obviously now the Dutch were in the position they really liked. They would have enjoyed the second half much more, that's for sure.
"What I would like to say about my own team is that they put in a good effort.
"We were well positioned in the pitch during the first half, not so much in the second half."