Man Utd legend Peter Schmeichel taunts England after son’s ‘coming home’ blast

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Manchester United legend Petr Schmeichel has joined son Kasper in taunting England ahead of their Euro 2020 semi-final showdown with Denmark on Wednesday night.

The Three Lions are set to battle it out with Schmeichel Jr and co at Wembley for a place in this year's European Championship final, where the winner will meet Italy following their dramatic penalties victory over Spain on Tuesday.

Gareth Southgate's men, who are yet to concede a single goal at this summer's tournament, can secure the country's first ever appearance in the final by continuing their fine run of form and getting past the Danes.

But ahead of the game, Denmark goalkeeper Schmeichel ramped up the mind games by poking fun at England's 'It's Coming Home' chant, asking reporters at Tuesday's pre-match press conference: "Has it ever been home though? I mean, have you ever won it?"

And now his dad has taken aim at the Three Lions, insisting Denmark are the favourites to win Wednesday's semi-final despite being the away side.

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"I think Denmark are favourites," the former Danes shot-stopper said ahead of his son's battle with England.

"The night Denmark played Wales in the last 16 was precisely 29 years after our win.

"We're a very good footballing nation. We're currently ninth in the FIFA rankings. We've lost five games in 50.

"We qualify for all the big tournaments, we do well, we got to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

"We might be a small country but in football terms we're up there. We think we can compete with anybody, we think we can have the same chance as anybody, but, of course, we don't have the same number of quality players as other nations have.

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"So, for us, it's about creating an atmosphere and making sure everything is right on the day. Then it's set up for us to make results.

"I think it's going to be tight. I really do believe this is very evenly balanced, in spite of what people may read in England."

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