Even if Biancoceleste just argued the identical point.... I'm going to say it again.Kroldrup said:We didn't have Per Nielsen, Martin Laursen, Per Krøldrup, and Kasper Bøgelund. That's practically all our defence...
When you say we miss players, then in order for that to be meaningful, there needs to be alternatives who are out, who could have strenghtened us.
Fact is, that only one of the players you mentioned would have actually improved our starting lineup. If all had been ready, doubtlessly Olsen would have preferred Laursen-Krøldrup as the CD duo for reasons of experience, but on the strenght of Laursens last outings, and the long lay off he has had, plus Agger's immense talent, the only position that can be reasonably strengtened by the mentioned players is for one central defender.
Contrast that to the Turkish side, where they were without absolutely crucial players like Emre, Rüstü, Nihat and two other normal first 11 players. There's no comparison. End of.