Without a doubt, this is a visit they have been eagerly awaiting.
Friday, four days before a crucial meeting for their future in this Euro 2021, the players of the Danish team were able to find their teammate Christian Eriksen, released from the hospital in Copenhagen.
Almost a week after his cardiac arrest during the match against Finland, the midfielder wanted to reassure and reassure his partners.
“It meant a lot to the players who hadn't seen him, especially those close to Christian.
It's one thing to see him on video and another to be able to look him in the eye.
It was good to see him and his family.
It was important for some of the players, ”Kasper Hjulmand, the Danish coach, told a press conference on Sunday.
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Qualification in eighth still possible
Despite two defeats in two games, against Finland (0-1) and then against Belgium (1-2), Denmark can still hope to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.
For that, it will be necessary to win against Russia on Monday at 9 p.m.
“We gave everything against Belgium and we must do the same.
We created so many chances… All the statistics look like (a record of) six points and we are at zero, ”regretted the Danish coach.
And to insist: "We are not finished.
We had a rough start and it will start now.
We are ready to leave this group and play other matches ”.
“The support that we saw in the game the other night, even though it wasn't a full stadium, it looked like there were 100,000 people in there.
I had never experienced something like this personally, ”added Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
At home, the squad can indeed count on the support of its supporters.
In the event of victory in Copenhagen, the Danes will also have to remain attentive to the result of the match between Belgium, already qualified, and Finland, which can also advance to the knockout stages of the Euro.