Matt O'Riley Euro 2024 snub despite Celtic heroics has Denmark fans saying the same thing

Celtic star Matt O'Riley has missed out on a Denmark call-up
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Furious Denmark fans have called for their national coach to be SACKED after Celtic star Matt O'Riley was left out of the Euro 2024 squad.

Hoops playmaker O'Riley - today named the most valuable player in the history of the SPFL - had put himself into contention for a place on the plane to Germany after a standout season at Parkhead. O'Riley scored 19 goals and contributed 18 assists across all competitions to inspire Brendan Rodgers' side to a Premiership and Scottish Cup Double.

And his sensational form even attracted a big-money offer from Atletico Madrid in January, with Diego Simeone expected to return to the bidding table this summer. Yet despite his impressive performances both domestically and in the Champions League, O'Riley was surprisingly omitted from Kasper Hjulmand's 26-man squad - prompting national outrage.

Danish fans have slaughtered the decision to leave out the Parkhead favourite, who has two caps to his name after breaking into the international fold over the last year, claiming he should've been given the nod ahead of Manchester United's Christian Eriksen.

One baffled fan wrote: "O'Riley has made more goals and assists than all the midfielders selected by Hjulmand combined..."

This punter blasted: "Kasper Hjulmand pack your things, you are not my national coach anymore. What a team to take out! Where is Denmark's most in-form field player Matt O'Riley. You should have been in the past after the World Cup."

A third supporter commented: "No O'riley after that season at Celtic is a joke."

This Dane hit out: "That O'Riley is overlooked again and again is a minor scandal. Hjulmand has become more conservative than Olsen was. Sad and a shame for a player who has done everything and will soon be moving to a significantly bigger address. He should probably have chosen a different national team than Denmark."

A fifth raged: "The fact that Riley is not selected, even if he completely destroys the Scottish league, is absolutely ridiculous."

Another fizzed: "Absolutely a disgraceful head coach. Honestly, I think he isn’t even aware that your club and league exist, which is unfortunate. I feel sorry for Celtic and its supporters that their best player is missing out on the EUROS."

This fan demanded: "Our coach should be sacked, it's a disgrace to choose an Eriksen who has played like 5 games over O’Riley"

While one more added: "Absolutely terrible. I want Hjulmand sacked. O’Riley is one of the most promising players and is a profile we lack on the national team. I’m done man."