Interview Simon Kjær after EURO 2020
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Interview Simon Kjær after EURO 2020

Interview: DR · 31 aug 2021

Simon Kjær is being interviewed after EURO 2020 and before the match between Denmark and Scotland. What happened after the European Championship? Watch the video and read the English translation.

Interview Simon Kjær

Can you feel the difference in your popularity in the streets of Milan after the European Championships or has it always just been crazy?

Simon Kjær: "A lot has happened after the European Championship. Both in Denmark and in Italy. All over where I have played and been. So of course it has been ... you just have to get used to it too."

How?

Simon Kjær: "Well, it is ... I can usually go to the park with my boys and go down to the playground without ... without having to make 25-50 pictures and autographs. It's only pleasing, but of course it can also have something to do with the time I was in Parken (Copenhagen Stadium).

Usually, I tend to be here 6 weeks earlier than I was here. There was summer vacation and really, really many kids were on the playground with my boys. And half the time I could not play with my boys, because I have to do something else. So, sometimes it does a little ... if you have to do something with your own boys now, then it may well be ... I am thinking a little bit more about where to go.

But it is only pleasing and fantastic. That means we have done well and we have done well as a team and that is only gratifying. But of course it is something to get used to. It became a bit of a new everyday life and I might not have expected at the age of 32, while I have been a professional football player for a long time."

"A lot has happened after the European Championship. Both in Denmark and in Italy."

- Simon Kjær about EURO 2020

How emotional will it be to get back to Parken?

Simon Kjær: "It will be special, but it will be cool. The last time I was in Parken was against Russia, and it was a magical evening. I hope we can get pretty much the same... (support), it obliges us to go in and play good football, and give everything we have. I don´t really think, there are so many who doubt that we will do that.

The identity and the unity that we have, that we always talked about... we confirmed this summer that it is not just empty words. It is our identity and it is the way we attack the matches. So it will be with the same focus and the same way to go into the match tomorrow. And then of course - Parken, we've said that so many times before, there's no better place to play, for pretty much all of us. It's going to be a filled Parken and it's going to be an exciting evening tomorrow."

"The identity and the unity that we have, that we always talked about... we confirmed this summer that it is not just empty words."

- Simon Kjær, captain of Denmark


Many thanks to Randi for the English translation.

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