Hradecky wary of Danish threat

11 June 2021 22:19:31 GMTPlus10

Lukas Hradecky believes Finland could surprise people at Euro 2020 but recognises this weekend's opponents Denmark have "better players" than his side across the pitch.

In their first match at Euro 2020, Finland are 12.00 to beat Denmark, who are 1.33 to win with the draw 4.75 in Copenhagen on Saturday.

Finland will be competing in their first ever major tournament this summer and have been drawn in a section along with Belgium, Russia and the Danes.

They qualified as runners-up behind Italy in Group J, finishing above the likes of Bosnia and Greece, but are considered underdogs in their section.

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Their hopes could rest largely on the shoulders of Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki as well as shot-stopper Hradecky, who plies his trade in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen.

Hradecky, who helped Finland win the Baltic Cup in 2014, has made 42 appearances for his nation between the sticks and admits his side have their work cut out in their first game at Euro 2020 against Denmark, who possess talented players such as Christian Eriksen and Andreas Christensen.

But the goalkeeper also believes Finland work better as a unit than many realise going into their opening game at Parken Stadium.

The Finns will then travel to the Gazprom Arena to face Russia before locking horns with Belgium at the same venue in their final group match.

Speaking about opponents Denmark, Hradecky said: "They have better players than us in every position.

"But we have shown before that the sum of all the parts in our puzzle is greater than what people think."

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