Peter Schmeichel was ’emotional’ and ‘proud’ after Denmark beat the Czech Republic to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020.
A 2-1 victory over the Czechs in Baku saw Denmark book their place in the European Championships semi-finals for the first time since 1992.
The Danes endured a traumatic start to the tournament after seeing midfielder Christian Eriksen suffer a cardiac arrest on the pitch during their first game against Finland.
The Inter Milan star thankfully recovered from his collapse and has been supporting the team, first from his hospital bed and more recently from home.
The Manchester United legend told bein SPORTS: ‘I have to say [Denmark boss] Kasper Hjulmand and his players keep impressing me and keep producing something out of the ordinary.
‘My god, what a performance by this team. When you think that two weeks ago today these players watched a teammate have a cardiac arrest on the pitch. They were all hurt by that.
‘To reach the semi-final and to play so well, I’m just very, very proud. This is very emotional.
‘I wont say it’s unexpected because I always knew this team were very good but you still need to produce the results and win and they have.
‘The Danish defence… my god, how good were they? I’m very proud to be Danish right now. I’m so happy. We’re in the semi-finals and it’s brilliant!’
“I’m very, very proud to be Danish right now! I am so happy and we are in the semi-finals! It’s brilliant!”
No denying that @Pschmeichel1 was VERY happy with that Denmark win! #beINEURO2020 #EURO2020 #CZEDEN
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