Denmark's highly-rated youngster Christian Eriksen has admitted he has not been able to hit the heights expected of him at Euro 2012.
The talented 20-year-old playmaker failed to shine in the opening round victory over Holland and was unable to make a telling contribution in the 3-2 defeat by Portugal, despite an improved display.
Eriksen's performances with Ajax have seen him linked with a number of leading clubs throughout Europe, but he accepts that he is still to live up to expectations in Poland and Ukraine.
He told reporters: "I would like to create more chances, be more decisive.
"I was involved more in the game against Portugal than against Holland, but it wasn't enough to really open up the game.
"There are some different conditions when you play for the national team than when you play for a club team. You don't get as many chances in the national team."
Coach Morten Olsen has been keen to defend the youngest member of his squad and feels that he will be a key man for the Danes in years to come.
Olsen said: "He is still only 20 years old. So I don't like that there is so much pressure put on him.
"He's done well as a team player. In between, he's been doing some things that hold a lot of promise for the future."
Denmark's Group B campaign comes to a conclusion on Sunday night with a testing encounter against leaders Germany, while Portugal face Holland with all four teams still in with a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.