There were incredible sights in Copenhagen: In front of nearly 25,000 fans, the Danes celebrated an emotionally charged 4-1 victory over Russia on Monday – thus booking the direct ticket to the Round of 16 to finish second in Group B. Saturday evening in Amsterdam (6 pm /ARD And the purple tvIt’s all about dueling the underdogs: Wales edged out in Group A behind Italy in second. The quarter-finals would be a huge success for both teams.
To succeed, the people of Wales use a motivational trick: As usual, emotionally and in a special motivational video, national team coach Rob Page wants to get his players in the mood for a duel against Denmark. The 46-year-old was delighted to receive videos on Friday that the team had invited the day before. In the videos, Welsh schoolchildren sing the country’s national anthem. Paige wants to show his players a clip of the pictures before the match. The exciting EM semi-finalist coach from 2016 also announced his bid for the match. “We are ready to fight because it will be a fight.”
Denmark coach relies on emotions: ‘Give it all’ in Christian Eriksen’s old home
Because the Danes are going to give it all out of the preliminary round: National coach Kasper Hjolmand is full of confidence. “I think we have enough qualities to beat Wales,” Hjolmand said before the match. “We’ve had some crazy days in Copenhagen with emotions for a lifetime, but now we’re looking forward to facing Wales in Amsterdam. We’re playing in Christian Eriksen’s old house and we’ll give everything.”
Eriksen moved to Ajax Amsterdam in 2008, when he was 16 years old at the time, and started his brilliant career there. In the opening match of the European Championship against the Danes, the captain collapsed and had to be revived. The dramatic scenes in Copenhagen were the beginning of an exciting journey for the Danes on a roller coaster, which culminated in qualifying for the Round of 16.
Besides Eriksen, several Danish players have played for Ajax in the past. “We Danes have a great relationship with the city and the club,” Hjolmand said. This is one reason why the Danes hope to support neutral viewers on Saturday. “I hope they cheer us up, not Wales,” said goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.