Kasper Schmeichel has revealed he was conscious of the laser being pointed at his face by a member of the group towards England and that he advised the referee about it.
Pictures emerged after the sport that confirmed a inexperienced laser being shone into the eyes of the Danish goalkeeper throughout his facet’s 2-1 semi-final defeat to the Three Lions.
Preliminary theories instructed the laser might have disturbed Schmeichel within the build-up to Harry Kane’s penalty – a spot kick that the Leicester man saved earlier than Kane tapped house the rebound – however he is now revealed it solely impacted him within the second half of the sport and that he advised the referee about it.
“Sure [I was aware of the laser], I didn’t expertise it on the penalty kick as a result of it was behind me on my proper facet, however I skilled it within the second half,” he advised reporters (by way of Sky Sports). “I advised the referee and he went to say one thing to one of many different officers.”
UEFA have now confirmed that England have been charged due to the incident, whereas they’ve additionally been charged with ‘disturbance attributable to its supporters throughout the nationwide anthem’ after Three Lions followers booed the Danish nationwide anthem previous to kick off.
Regardless of having a laser shone straight at his face within the second half of the conflict at Wembley, Schmeichel went on to provide one of many best performances of the match as far as he pulled off a string of good saves to maintain his facet within the sport.
The Danish shot-stopper’s very good save from a Harry Maguire header ensured his facet made it by means of to additional time with the scores locked at 1-1, and he was massively unlucky to finish up on the dropping facet as Denmark exited on the last-four stage.