Finnish superligaspiller see EM-group as a big challenge

Finland come with confidence to the european football championship matches against Denmark, Belgium and Russia, assures Tim Sparv. Finland ended on Saturday i

Finnish superligaspiller see EM-group as a big challenge

Finland come with confidence to the european football championship matches against Denmark, Belgium and Russia, assures Tim Sparv.

Finland ended on Saturday in the same group as Denmark, Belgium and Russia in the draw for next year's european championship in football.

In advance see the Finnish slutrundedebutanter out to be a difficult task. All three opponents qualified for the knockoutkampene at the WORLD cup in 2018, and Belgium reached the furthest with a semifinaleplads.

But the finns believe in their own abilities, says FC Midtjylland-player Tim Sparv, who is the captain of Finland's national team.

- We are of course the underdogs, but it's gonna be fun, " says Sparv to DR.

- It will be a big challenge. Belgium is, as I see it, the favorite to win the pot. And then Denmark and Russia with the routine, they have from previous finals.

On the Finnish team, several current and former superligaspillere. Including Esbjerg Joni Kauko and the former Brøndby-profiles Teemu Pukki and Tony Parker.

- It will be difficult but we have done well in two-three years, and we have a core of players who have played together for a long time. So we also comes with good self-esteem, and we should try to do some things that no one expects, says Tim Sparv.

Finland qualified for the european championships via the kvalifikationens group J. Here ended Italy with maximum points on the first place, while Greece, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia, and Liechtenstein were referred to the seats under the Finland.

Finland's match against Denmark played in Parken in Copenhagen 13. June and is the first at the european championships.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 01 December 2019, 10:00

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