The Czech Republic does not hide its discomfort for having to celebrate the quarterfinals of the European Championship against Denmark in the distant Azerbaijan, just to fulfill the dream of former UEFA president Michel Platini to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Eurocup in style and in a dozen countries.
The Central Europeans will set foot on the pitch for the first time today. Baku Olympic Stadium, on the eve of the game tomorrow, in a duel whose venue has been repeatedly criticized by the players and the coaching staff.
After beating the Netherlands, which meant qualification for the quarterfinals, Czech striker Patrick Schick lashed out at this decision of the European football association.
On the crossing against Denmark in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital, Schick called it “crazy”.
“These flights are crazy. I don’t know who thought this,” said the forward, quoted by local press.
“I will speak on behalf of all: play a quarter-final of the European Championship between the Czech Republic and Denmark in an Asian country is unfortunate. They don’t make any sense, “attacked the midfielder before leaving. Michal Sadilek.
It is also expected that the temperature in Baku will reach 35 degrees tomorrow, in a stadium where the cheers of the Czech fans will be absent, very numerous in the round of 16 against the Netherlands, played in the Puskás Aréna from Budapest.