Thomas Gravesen erupts at Celtic 'dominator' Matt O'Riley Denmark snub as Christian Eriksen catches Euro 2024 stray

Raging Thomas Gravesen has unleashed on Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand after he left Celtic star Matt O'Riley out of the squad for Euro 2024.

Midfielder O'Riley was the key man for the Scottish champions as the lifted the Premiership title and Scottish Cup with - with the Dane also sweeping the Celtic player of the year awards. O'Riley netted 19 goals and contributed 18 assists across all competitions while also making his mark on the Champions League group stage - but that wasn't enough for Hjulmand to take him to Germany.

That has sparked criticism from Denmark fans - and former Celtic hero Gravesen has joined those to stick the boot into the boss for the controversial call. He questioned the decision to call up Christian Eriksen who has barely featured for Manchester United this term during a disappointing English Premier League campaign.

Irked Gravesen said to Tipsbladet: “I notice that Kasper Hjulmand does not deviate from his concept and his way of selecting players. He has again selected players who are not in shape, do not have rhythm and do not play on a daily basis. Hjulmand has selected the players he trusts, and then we are back to the same song as we usually do.

“There are players I would much rather see in the national team than some of the players who have been injured or haven’t played at all. We have a player who has helped win the championship in Scotland. A dominator, I am of course talking about Matt O’Riley. Why isn't he there? He deserved a chance.

"Many of the players who are are sitting on the bench. They don't play football. They are not in shape. Is Christian Eriksen at 80 percent? Or is he at 70 percent? Or 50? Or 20?

"We have no idea, because he doesn't play, and that's a problem. Christian Eriksen at top level is an exceptional player, but who is he at the moment?"