(Belga) Denmark will start on Saturday (6 pm) against Finland in Belgium in Group B. The Danes will play their three group stage matches at Barken Stadium in Copenhagen. “It’s great to be playing at home,” playmaker Christian Eriksen said at a news conference on Friday. “We have hardly lost a match in the past three years,” said Romelu Lukaku’s Inter Milan team-mate.
Since being eliminated in the round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup on penalties against Croatia, the “Danish Dynamite” has lost only three matches, a friendly match in Slovakia in September 2018 (3-0) and two official matches. Belgium, in the League of Nations (0-2 in September 2020 and 4-2 in November of the same year). During this period, the Danes signed 17 wins and 9 shares. The Danes come to the eurozone with a string of club players. In addition to Eriksen, the Italian champion with Inter Milan, the selection includes central defender Andreas Christensen, winner of the Champions League with Chelsea, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, winner of the FA Cup with Leicester or even midfielder Thomas Delaney, winner of the German Cup with Borussia Dortmund. . Coach Kasper Hjolmand can also count on midfielders Pierre-Emile Hojberg (Tottenham Hotspur), wingers Joseph Poulsen (RB Leipzig) and Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona). But Hjolmand warned his players ahead of Saturday’s tournament against the new Finland. “Remember what Iceland showed during the European Championships in France. That’s exactly what happens with the Finns. This is their first Euro appearance, they are very proud, they have a good coach and a good team. We will have to be really good to beat them.” Denmark will stand on the way to Belgium on June 17 before concluding its first round on the 21st against Russia. (Belga)