Dekker fear Danish ‘topspitsen’ Harder and Nadim in european CHAMPIONSHIP final

Dekker fear Danish ‘topspitsen’ Harder and Nadim in european CHAMPIONSHIP final

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With Denmark find Orange Sunday in the european CHAMPIONSHIP final, an opponent that are proven that is to beat. The pouleduel in Breda ended on 20 July in a 1-0 victory for the Orange.

However, it will not be an easy match, be aware of defender Anouk Dekker. “Denmark has a team that the pressure is full on wants to keep, and they have two topspitsen with Pernille Harder and Nadia Nadim.”

“But if we just do it from our own power play, then I am confident that nobody can defeat us”, says the defender of Orange against NUsport.

Denmark finished second behind the Netherlands in group A. After that, the team got impressed by in the quarterfinals of the eight-fold European champion and towering favorite Germany to a deserved 2-1 defeat to treat. In the semi-finals booked the Scandinavian women a difficult victory after a penalty on EK-debutant Austria.

The Afghanistan-born Nadim plays in the United States at Portland Thorns. They scored with a beautiful header against Germany. Harder is active in the German VfL Wolfsburg. The captain of the Danish team at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS interestingly enough, not scored, but in every match for a lot of danger.

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The team contest against Denmark was Orange perhaps the most difficult match of the tournament. “Yes,” admits defender Kika van Es.

“The first half we had the upper hand, in the second half was that of Denmark. Hopefully it is a very beautiful finale, in which everyone can enjoy the football.”

Of Es estimates the chances at european CHAMPIONSHIPS-gold on fiftyfifty. “Denmark has just as much chance as we do. We will are going to do everything to get that final win. We really do have a lot of trust in each other.”


According to the full-is Orange while the tournament has grown. “You see the team make strides. We learn from every game. From the semi-final against England, we can also observe things that are important. Therefore, we are very strong. You can see that we really are a team. We have everything for each other.”

Orange did Thursday against England (3-0 victory) not to be very deep to go to win. Denmark had on the same day a renewal, and penalty kicks need to win in Austria. “I can hope that those extra minutes in their legs, sit down,” says midfielder Daniëlle van de Donk. “But we will be there again to work hard to.”

The final between Orange and Denmark in Enschede begins Sunday at 17.00.

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