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We need to win: Kasper Schmeichel

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City talks to his defence during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on October 06, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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The goalkeeper believes the Republic of Ireland will want to take revenge for missing the World Cup because of the Danish team

Last November, Denmark defeated the Republic of Ireland 5-1 in order to qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

And today, they will meet again for their UEFA Nations League match.

For Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, a victory is a must, but he knows the Irish might come for revenge.

“It doesn’t matter if Christian [Eriksen] is here or not, we need to win anyway,” Schmeichel told Sky Sports.

“You take Christian out of any team in the world and you’re going to feel it but that’s football – it’s a chance for someone else to step up and try to stake a claim.”

“Christian’s a remarkably consistent player. It’s a rarity (his absence) but it is a testament to how he lives his life; he’s professional, dedicated. But we need to weigh in with goals and creativity from all over the pitch,” he added.

“We know this will be really tough considering what happened last time. They will be highly motivated to exact revenge. They’re going to be looking to set the record straight but we are in no way complacent.”