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Thomas Pyndt’s Wales v Denmark preview: Denmark will be full of belief

| 24.06.2021

Our Matchday Squad journalist will be covering Denmark throughout Euro 2020

The game against Russia was a must-win, so Kasper Hjulmand kept faith in the starting 11 that did such a fine job against Belgium, and they more than lived up to his expectations.

Even though the free-flowing football from the first half against Belgium was missing, Denmark still managed an impressive 4-1 victory with some spectacular long-range goals from Mikkel Damsgaard and Andreas Christensen along the way.

And after the final whistle the stadium, the city of Copenhagen and all of Denmark erupted in a football party like it was 1992.

The match against Wales will be different, because it is not played in Copenhagen, but the players have of course gained a lot of belief with the fine displays against Belgium and Russia, and it is not expected that Kasper Hjulmand will change this winning team.

They will play in a 3-4-3, and it will be interesting to follow the next steps from the young players Mikkel Damsgaard and Joakim Mæhle, while Pierre Emile Højbjerg has been a rock in midfield and also delivered three assists.

With 61 attempts and 22 on target Denmark has been the most attacking team in the Euros so far, and finally they got some goals from all the effort, but the strong defence will of course also keep an eye on the dangerous Welsh attack.

The game against Wales is played on a Saturday night so expect another party if Denmark make it through to the quarterfinals. The date of the game is a good omen – June 26th was also the date when Denmark won the Euros in 1992 by beating Germany 2-0 in the final…

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Thomas Pyndt

Thomas is a freelance writer from Denmark and has followed both Danish and international football as a journalist since 1996.

He covered the World Cup-finals in both Berlin and Moscow and has also been to every Euro-tournament since 2000 with the competition in 2008 as his favourite – even though neither Denmark nor England made it – due to some amazing attacking football and the beautiful setting in Switzerland, where he was situated.

He will be following the Denmark national team from Copenhagen, where they will play all three group games in the national stadium Parken against Finland, Belgium and Russia.

He is looking forward to writing about the Danish team for as long as they last in the tournament.