Russia: 'It takes a little bit of time to recover' — Peter Schmeichel on Denmark's Croatia loss

SOT, Peter Schmeichel, Former Denmark and Manchester United goalkeeper: «It does. Just takes a little bit of time to recover from what happened to Denmark in that game against Croatia last night. Of course we saw two games, Russia beats Spain. I repeat that, ok? Russia beats Spain on penalties yesterday. So they play in Sochi against Croatia and that was all that game was all about that I watched... Еще in Nizhniy Novgorod. And, you know it's a really, really tough, tough watch for me, obviously having a son there but supporting my country and seeing us in that penalty shootout missing three penalties and this is probably the most disappointing thing for me in the whole of the World Cup, that we got so far and then missed three penalties. But the goalkeeper saved them and fair does to him so it's now Russia-Croatia in Sochi. Can you imagine what's that going to be like? Ah?» SOT, Neil Harvey, RT host: «Well, I hope, I hope we will maybe even get together there and if not we will still be amid chaotic scenes.» SOT, Peter Schmeichel, Former Denmark and Manchester United goalkeeper: «I came back to Moscow around three o'clock this morning, and the party that was going on in the streets here in central Moscow was incredible. And you just now have the feeling that there's something very, very special in the making, or there could be something special in the making.» SOT, Neil Harvey, RT host: «There's certainly something in the air now.» SOT, Peter Schmeichel, Former Denmark and Manchester United goalkeeper: «There is, yeah!» SOT, Neil Harvey, RT host: «There's a sense of a bit of self-belief!» SOT, Peter Schmeichel, Former Denmark and Manchester United goalkeeper: «So, watching both teams yesterday, Russia and Croatia, Croatia didn’t play as well as they did in the group phase, and it is a different tournament now because you play 90 minutes and if you don't get it right you are out, you are travelling home, whereas in the first three games, at least in the first two games if you don't get it right at least you get another chance. Here, you pay straight away for whatever actions that you do and then you just feel that with the coach's approach that Croatia had to the game yesterday they would probably take that again. They were probably watching Russia as well, they see the momentum that the host nation has now. It really is a game that I'm going to enjoy watching, and I'm really looking forward to it.» Goalkeeping great Peter Schmeichel discussed Denmark’s performance in their World Cup defeat to Croatia, speaking from Moscow, Monday. «It was a really tough, tough watch for me», said Schmeichel. He went on to explain his feelings: «obviously having my son there, but then also supporting my country.» The teams were neck-and-neck until Croatia bested Denmark in a penalty shoot-out. Croatia will now move on to face Russia, the World Cup hosts, in Sochi on July 7.

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