- Title: Rocky the inspiration for Denmark against Netherlands
- Date: 5th August 2017
- Summary: ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS (AUGUST 5, 2017) (REUTERS) FORWARD NADIA NADIM WITH BALL AND THE WHOLE TEAM NADIM AND TEAM RUNNING TEAM RUNNING TEAM EXCERCISING COACH NILS NIELSEN ON THE PITCH CAMERAS FILMING COACH NIELSEN WITH CAPTAIN PERNILLE HARDER AND MIDFIELDER SANNE TROELSGAARD (SOUNDBITE) (English) DANISH WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM COACH, NILS NIELSEN, SAYING: "How are we going to beat Holland? Well, we had a very interesting first match, I think, and if you think about it like Rocky Balboa movies, then in the first match between Rocky and Apollo Creed, Apollo Creed was a bit surprised actually that Rocky fought back, and we fought back in the second half - and it's going to be the same with the match tomorrow with Holland - it's going to be like the second match between Apollo Creed and Rocky and this time Rocky is going to win." NEWS CONFERENCE IN SESSION (SONDBITE) (English) DANISH WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM COACH, NILS NIELSEN, SAYING: "I am absolutely sure it's going to be a great match, you can never predict the result, but it's going to be a great match and I know that the girls in my team are going to give everything they have, and if they give everything they have, I will be happy." (SOUNDBITE) (English) CAPTAIN, PERNILLE HARDER, SAYING: "I feel ready. Like you were saying, it's only been two days rest, but there is only one game left and I am sure everyone has power and energy to give everything in that game and we will." (SOUNDBITE) (English) MIDFIELDER, SANNE TROELSGAARD, SAYING: "I think we have made history just to come in the final and all this programme to come from Denmark and all the other teams, I think it will be amazing and I am looking forward to the game tomorrow." PLAYERS AND COACH LEAVING THE NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 19th August 2017 16:26
- Keywords: Denmark Netherlands Soccer European Women Championship Nielsen
- Location: ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS
- City: ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS
- Country: Denmark
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SVQ6V3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Denmark women's soccer team coach Nils Nielsen said on Saturday (August 5) that his team would use the 'Rocky' films as inspiration when they face the Netherlands in the European championship final.
Nielsen evoked Sylvester Stallone's famous character, and his fight back to win the world heavyweight boxing championship, as he prepared his team for Sunday's final in Enschede, the two sides having already met in the tournament with the Dutch coming out 1-0 winners in the group stage.
Denmark reached the final after beating Austria 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out while the Dutch beat England by the same scoreline in their semi-final.
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