Watch: Schmeichel slams UEFA, saying that Denmark’s players did not want to restart match
Peter Schmeichel, father of Denmark’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, criticised UEFA for forcing the Danish players to restart the game against Finland – a match which was suspended just before the first half after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch, and the game resumed later on.
Speaking to ITV station, Schmeichel denied that Denmark’s players wanted to resume the game, as UEFA stated. The former Manchester United goalkeeper stated that UEFA presented three possibilities: either the match is finished rightaway; or that it is played the day after at mid-day; or that they do not play and a 3-0 score is given against them. Schmeichel indicated that the Danish players resumed playing against their will.
Finland ended up winning the game 0-1 against Denmark in Copenhagen. The winning goal by Joel Pohjanpalo was scored in the 60th minute of the game.
Meanwhile, the Danish team coach Kasper Hjulmand said that Eriksen told him that he will not resign himself and is eager to resume training.