Striker Teemo Pukki raised the fever of Finnish followers a notch by declaring has himself match to guide the road in opposition to Denmark of their opening Euro 2020 Group B conflict on the Parken Stadium on Saturday.
STOCKHOLM: Striker Teemo Pukki raised the fever of Finnish followers a notch by declaring has himself match to guide the road in opposition to Denmark of their opening Euro 2020 Group B conflict on the Parken Stadium on Saturday.
Pukki, who scored 10 of Finland’s 16 targets as they got here runner-up to Italy of their group to qualify for the finals of a serious event for the primary time, instructed reporters he has absolutely recovered from an ankle damage he sustained in Might.
“I have been coaching usually for the previous week and a half, as all the opposite participant have, and I performed 30 minutes within the final preparation recreation, I have not had any points with the ankle and I am able to play as a lot because the coach will enable me to,” the Norwich Metropolis participant stated.
Finland’s blue-and-white clad followers had already begun arriving in Copenhagen on Friday, having fun with the sunshine across the stadium as their workforce made their last preparations.
“There’s a clear soccer fever in Finland for the time being, it is nice to see that there is been numerous movies, assist messages, songs despatched to us,” Pukki added.
Each Pukki and workforce captain Tim Sparv know the Danes nicely, having spent 4 and 6 years respectively taking part in within the Danish high flight, they usually have loads of respect for his or her opponents.
“In my thoughts, the Danish workforce haven’t any massive weaknesses, we have been speaking about their offensive recreation, they’ve some massive names that may be very harmful if we give them the time and house to do what they need,” Sparv stated.
Coach Markku Kanerva stated he had no worries about Pukki or Sparv, who had been troubled by a knee damage within the lead-up to the event.
“There aren’t any new accidents, and we are going to undergo our last coaching to see if all our gamers are 100 % in form. All of it appears good, the gamers that had some small points are doing nicely,” he stated.
(Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Enhancing by Christian Radnedge)