Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand says his side will continue to think of Christian Eriksen in Euro 2020 semi-final after Danes made it through to last four with victory over Czech Republic
- Denmark made it to the Euro 2020 semi-finals with a 2-1 win over Czech Republic
- The Danes made it this far despite Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest in game one
- Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand says he and his side will carry on thinking of him
- The country are on a wave of emotion from the Eriksen incident on June 12
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
An emotional Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand has said he’ll continue to think of Christian Eriksen in the build-up to the country’s big semi-final at Wembley this week.
The Danes have swept into the last four of the tournament on a wave of emotion after Eriksen’s collapse on the pitch during their opening game against Finland.
Against all odds, the country has rallied round to beat Russia, Wales and the Czech Republic who they beat 2-1 in the quarter-final on Saturday.
Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand (left) says his side will keep thinking of Christian Eriksen (right) in their Euro 2020 semi-final
Hjulmand’s Denmark made it through to the last four with a 2-1 victory over Czech Republic
Hjulmand acknowledged it has helped knowing the rest of the football community are behind his team.
‘I definitely feel it,’ he said. ‘The whole world felt in that second (that Eriksen collapsed) the fundamental things in life and in football.
‘The values came through at that moment and over the next few days. I am still thinking about Christan every day. I am glad he survived but he should have been here for all our games.
Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s first game of the tournament on June 12
Eriksen was seen for the first time since leaving hospital on a beach with a young supporter
‘We carried him all the way to this match against the Czechs and to Wembley. The Danish team showed the right way to do things.
‘We are happy and proud that we could remind ourselves what football can do in the world.’
Midfielder Thomas Delaney, who scored the opening goal against the Czechs in Baku, added about Eriksen: ‘It is still something we are struggling with but making him proud makes me happy.’
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