Damsgaard hails Danes’ ‘insane’ passage to Euro 2020 knockouts

Mikkel Damsgaard loaded appreciation on his Denmark colleagues Monday after their 4-1 hammering of Russia assisted them into the last 16 of Euro 2020 following a rocky start to the competition.

Sampdoria winger Damsgaard opened the scoring late in the very first half on a remarkable night at the Parken Arena in Copenhagen as Denmark protected the outcome they required which, integrated with Belgium’s win over Finland, enabled Kasper Hjulmand’s side to end up 2nd in Group B.

“It’s insane that we’re through. That team, these players… It’s fantastic to be part of this, Totally amazing to hear people get crazy,” Damsgaard informed Danish broadcaster DR.

The 20-year had actually been chosen to supply imaginative trigger for Denmark in the lack of Christian Eriksen, who collapsed throughout his side’s opening match with Finland and needed to be restored by medics on the pitch.

“I had never dreamed to be part of something that big, so it’s a fantastic feeling,” he included.

As Damsgaard spoke, the fans in the arena roared out their anthem “we are red, we are white, we stand together, side by side”.

Their group will deal with Wales in Amsterdam on Saturday.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.