Baku (AFP) – Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy said Friday that Denmark’s team spirit will be his team’s main nemesis in their Euro 2020 quarter-final.
The Czechs, who saw off the Netherlands in the last 16, face a Danish team on an emotional high from a turbulent campaign in Baku on Saturday evening.
“The team, the Danish team and the team spirit,” Silhavy told reporters when asked who he thought was Denmark’s best player.
“That’s an immense power. The Danes don’t have superstars, but they form a great team together and their style is similar to ours.
“We need to match them in terms of hard work and attitude, which I think we can do. I expect a game that can go both ways, full of tackles, that will be decided by details.”
Silhavy said he has a fully fit squad for Saturday’s match and is ready to make use of the players at his disposal after making three substitutions against the Dutch which all worked very well.
Captain Vladimir Darida, who sat out that game in Budapest with a leg injury, said he was ready to play.
“Denmark doesn’t sound as fancy as the Netherlands, France or Italy, but they are a very good and strong opponent. We don’t see ourselves as the favourites, but we want to succeed,” said the Hertha Berlin midfielder.
Both Silhavy and Darida were less positive about the venue, with hot temperatures in Baku and a crowd which is likely to be much sparser than at the packed Puskas Arena which hosted the Netherlands game on Sunday.
“It was fantastic, with all those Czech fans, and I’m afraid this will be a very different experience,” said Silhavy.
“We’re sorry the atmosphere won’t be the same as in Budapest, but the conditions are the same for both teams so we just have to get ready.”
200+ Channels With Sports & News
- Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
- Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
- Price: $35/mo. for Sling Blue
- Watch Premier League, World Cup & MLS
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
- Price: $9.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
- Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
2,000+ soccer games per year
- Price: $4.99/mo
- Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
- Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
- Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
110+ channels, live & on-demand
- Price: $59.95/mo. for Plus Package
- Includes FOX, FS1, ESPN, TUDN & more
- 5 must-see Champions League games in matchday three
- Where to find Leicester City vs. Nottingham Forest on US TV
- Will FOX broadcast the World Cup in 4K?
- Where to find Chicago Red Stars vs. Angel City FC on US TV
- Where to find Portland Timbers vs. LAFC on US TV
- Where to find Man City vs. Man United on US TV
- FOX Sports to feature US Soccer float in Macy’s Parade
- FOX says US-England could rank in top 5 biggest games ever
- Umbro’s USA away kit better than Nike’s World Cup effort
- Man City vs Man United: TV coverage details