Day 6 of the European philosopher will observe a trio of fittings performed, as the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria intention to build respective opening day successes.
Below, check out five things you want to know about Thursday’s actions.
1) Spiritual Eriksen
Football, as a whole, nevertheless feels altogether unimportant when taking into consideration what the Danes have gone over recent days. However, they are currently tasked with carrying on a uncontrolled Belgium side. The clash is set to play at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagenthe same venue which saw Eriksen’s collapse send shockwaves through the world just days ago.
It is unclear how concentrated Denmark’s stars will be, ahead of a potentially difficult day for those involved.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon, the Inter Milan man posted the next, thanking fans for their messages of support, before claiming That He’s feeling’fine’:
‘Big thanks to your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all over the world.’
‘It means a lot to me personally and my family. I’m alright — under the conditions. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, however, I feel alright.’
‘Now, I will cheer on the boys to the Denmark group in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.’ Two ) Preview of El Clasico conflict during Austria vs Netherlands
Moving onto this evening’s showdown between the Netherlands and Austria, it is well worth taking note of somebody struggle with ties to 2 of world soccer’s biggest clubs.
The Amsterdam battle, involving two countries who obtained their respective Euro 2020 campaigns off to winning starts at the weekend, will feature the talents of Frenkie de Jong and David Alaba. In seasons gone by, such a meeting could have been largely insignificant. But with Alaba having opted to take his abilities to Real Madrid before next year, it now marks a Clasico face-off.
De Jong has of course already solidified himself as a key member of Barcelona’s positions in the middle of the park, and seems set to continue to play a starring role at the Camp Nou for years to come.
Alaba, meanwhile, will undoubtedly be desperate to prove himself away from Bayern Munich, amid a new age under Carlo Ancelotti from the Spanish capital. It is also worth remembering that websites accounts have meticulously pushed the story that Alaba has set his sights on a midfield berth ahead of this 2021/22 campaign.
The talented British is set to take up a defensive function for his nation later this day, but expect at least a couple of clashes involving 2 of El Clasico’s stars of tomorrow within the course of the 90 minutes.