Wednesday 9/22/21
EURO 2020

Denmark grateful for support for 'wild journey' at Euros

Denmark's Euro campaign was thrown into immediate chaos when Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in their opening fixture in Copenhagen against Finland.
17 June 2021, Denmark, Copenhagen: Denmark's Yussuf Poulsen celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B soccer match between Denmark and Belgium at Parken stadium. Photo: Bruno Fahy/BELGA/dpa
Denmark's Yussuf Poulsen celebrates after scoring during the match between Denmark and Belgium at Parken stadium. Photo: Bruno Fahy/dpa.

Defender Andreas Christensen has expressed his thanks to the people of Denmark for supporting the team in such a strong fashion through their roller-coaster journey at Euro 2020.

"That is something that we will never forget," he said Wednesday. "That means an unbelievable amount to us. We're thankful for it."

Denmark's Euro campaign was thrown into immediate chaos when Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in their opening fixture in Copenhagen against Finland.

That game was lost, as was an emotional second outing against world number one Belgium.

But a sensational performance dismantled Russia 4-1 in the concluding tie and set up a last 16 meeting with Wales in Amsterdam on Saturday - and the chance of a spot in the quarter-finals.

"It is huge to win the Champions League," said Christensen of Chelsea. "But this win was more personal.

"We and the rest of Denmark have gone through a lot, that's why it was a fantastic feeling."

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