Kjaer talks about Denmark reaching Euro 2020 semi-finals
Posted On July 4, 2021
Baku [Azerbaijan], July 4 (ANI): Danish captain Simon Kjaer says Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest in Euro 2020 opener brought the team together and helped them reach the semi-finals of the current competition.
Kjaer’s remarks came after Denmark beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in the quarter-final on Saturday in Baku and now the team will face England in the semi-final at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
“It did something to the group. We thrive and are safe together. We know we can trust the people around us. We know that if one of us is having trouble, then someone else is. other is there for you, “Goal.com quoted Kjaer.
“It gives us security and of course it feels good for Christian. We can push because we know the player next to us is there to support us,” he added.
The group stage game between Denmark and Finland had to be put on hold in the dying minutes of the first half as Eriksen collapsed on the pitch and had to be pulled out due to a medical emergency. It was later revealed that the midfielder had suffered cardiac arrest.
Speaking of the victory over the Czech Republic, Kjaer said: “It’s huge, it’s crazy. We wanted to go to Wembley and now we will. But I would be lying if I said we were okay with that. Now we have to take advantage and recover, but we also have a game in four days. “Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg played in the game as Denmark beat the Czech Republic 2-1 to enter the semi-finals of the European Cup underway on Saturday.
1992 champions Denmark reached their first European Cup semi-final in 29 years after winning over the Czech Republic. (ANI)