Denmark and Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen, has made a bold statement about his side’s ability to nullify Harry Kane for the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley on Wednesday night.
Kane had a tough start to the tournament as the 27-year-old failed to score, or consistently perform well, for any of England’s opening three group games.
However, the England captain has come alive in the knockouts, scoring once against Germany and then a brace against Ukraine on Sunday.
Denmark themselves have impressed more and more as the tournament has gone on, recovering from a difficult situation in their opening match to beat the odds and reach the final four.
Christensen has been speaking about Kane’s strengths ahead of the semi-final, clearly showing that he has studied the striker’s game.
He said: “We know his qualities, and everyone has an idea of what we can do to stop him.
“Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg also knows him, and it may be that he can share some things. All football players have their habits, and we must take advantage of them.”
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“He is good with his feet and he is one of the best finishers in football.
“I react a lot on instinct. He is very big, so it is hard to get into his body, but he also has great qualities with his feet, so you should not get too close either.
“I feel like we have the qualities to play against everyone. As a team, I would not say they are that much better.”
Every Spurs fan took a lot of satisfaction from Kane’s upturn in form after a struggle at the start of the tournament, and Denmark at Wembley now means he is one game away from being in another final. It promises to be a great spectacle and Christensen’s comments have only fuelled the fire for the already hyped affair.