We are happy to be off the mark, admits Nordsjaelland's Hjulmand

The Danish coach wasn't satisfied with his side's performance against the Serie A champions, but admits relief over getting a point on the board
FC Nordsjaelland boss Kasper Hjulmand admitted that he is relieved to have picked up a point in the Champions League group stage, after a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Juventus, but was keen to discuss what could have been.

A free kick from Mikkel Beckmann opened the scoring for the competition's minnows, as Danish hopes came to fruition, but a Mirko Vucinic goal in the dying stages of the game extinguished any hopes of a heroic victory.

Nordsjaelland remain bottom of Group E with a solitary point, but after grinding out a point against the Italian champions they have demonstrated that they are capable of competing with Europe's best.

"We could have got more out of the match if we had of kept playing during their pressure," admitted Hjulmand, speaking to reporters.

"After playing well in the first half, I don't think we threatened them enough in the second. However, considering their pressure - their equaliser was inevitable - we are happy to be off the mark now," he said.