Glasgow (SID) – Czech Republic’s Vladimir Darida of Bundesliga club Hertha BSC rated the European Championship opener against Scotland as a “key game” to reach the knockout rounds on Monday (3 pm / Magenta TV). “We all see this as an important duel as it will be easy to be out of the group with three points,” the captain told a news conference in Glasgow on Sunday.
In Group D, second in the European Championship since 1996, on Friday (6:00 pm / ZDF & MagentaTV) and England will face vice world champions Croatia on 22 June. The fact that the Scots enjoy a home advantage with 12,000 spectators at Hampden Park, as Darida puts the game: “I’m glad spectators are allowed to stay in the stadium, even if they don’t want us.” Don’t please. I still hope for a good atmosphere.”
The playmaker assured that his team felt “fit and in good shape”. Coach Jaroslav Silhavi warned against Scottish Premier League pros: “They know what they are doing, they are physically strong and looking for a way forward. But this is the first European Championship game for both sides.” Therefore, the details can also be decided.”
After Werder goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka was dropped from the European Championship (back problems), Silhavi has no more acute personnel concerns to deal with: “All our players are ready for action.”
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