Jeff Hendrick has hailed the character and resilience of his team-mates after Ireland rallied to secure a vital draw against Denmark in their Euro 2020 qualifier.

Ireland were forced to fight back from a 1-0 deficit in the second half, with Shane Duffy's brilliant header rescuing a point for the visitors in the 84th minute.

The result ensures that Ireland will stay at the top of Group D as they prepare to face Gibraltar on Monday.

"They're a very good side," said a relieved Hendrick after the final whistle in Copenhagen.

"We came here and the first half we tried to press them and play a bit more in their half.

"As the ball went on, we had to battle, dig deep and come from a goal behind. It shows great character from the lads and the boys coming off the bench, making an impact. Duffo [Shane Duffy] with another headed-goal, look at the size of him.

"For us, we're top of the group now, we've another point on the board so we carry it on to Monday now."

Denmark enjoyed most of the possession throughout the game, and it looked as though Ireland were heading for their first defeat of the campaign when substitute Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg's scored after 76 minutes. 

Duffy's goal revived them coming into the closing stages, and Hendrick believes that the depth of Ireland's character came to the fore in those intervening minutes.  

"I thought we matched them in the first-half, a couple of half-chances.

"We could have been a little bit better in the final third but as the game grew on, we had to show our resilience, our character that togetherness and keep on battling. We got back into the game and got a valuable point."