Denmark will go head-to-head with England in Wednesday’s 2020 European Championship semi-final tie, and most of the talk leading up to the match has focused on the Three Lions finally having the chance to bring football ‘home.’
The discussion went far enough to reach Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who was asked about his thoughts on football coming home in the press conference ahead of their EURO 2020 semi-final clash at Wembley Stadium.
When asked by an English journalist about what would it mean for Denmark to stop football from ‘coming home’ this summer, a smiling Schmeichel promptly countered with another question – he asked the journalist whether it has ever been home before.
When the journalist referenced England’s 1966 FIFA World Cup win, Schmeichel was quick to point out that it was the World Cup – and rightly so, as England have never won a European Championship in their history.
Schmeichel who plays his club football for Leicester City in England was quick to add that the Danes are focused on themselves and what it would mean for them to reach the final against all odds.
It has been a topsy-turvy ride for Denmark who lost their protagonist Christian Eriksen in unfortunate fashion in the first match of the tournament but showed resilience and team spirit to reach where they currently are at – in the semi-finals of a major international tournament.
The Leicester City goalkeeper will have pleasant memories of his last visit to Wembley Stadium when he excelled for the Foxes in a 1-0 win over Chelsea in the 2021 FA Cup final.
He will hope for more of the same on Wednesday, as Denmark will look to reach the final and spoil the Three Lions’ aspirations of bringing football home – or in much truer words, win the EURO for the first time.
🗣 "What would it mean to you guys to stop it 'coming home' tomorrow night?"— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 6, 2021
"Has it ever been home? Have you ever won it?"
Kasper Schmeichel went there 💥#ENGDEN | #ITVFootball | #Euro2020 pic.twitter.com/X4x2SQDyyq