With his home nation Denmark already out, Peter Schmeichel says that he wishes the best of luck to his ‘adopted country’ England and his ‘brother country’ Sweden in their World Cup quarter final tie on Saturday.
The Manchester United legend, who is providing special guest analysis for RT throughout this summer’s World Cup, says that he can’t pick a winner between two teams very close to his heart.
76% of you say 🏴, I think it will be closer than that 😱— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) July 7, 2018
Good luck to my adopted country #ENG and good luck to my brother country #SWE. I want you both to win! #WorldCup #SWEENG https://t.co/6urlgC1XKZ
Schmeichel spent the majority of his football career in England lining up for Manchester United, as well as a brief spell with Aston Villa in his latter years, and the Dane has developed a keen interest in English football during that time.
Sweden, on the other hand, are his Scandinavian neighbours and maintain a friendly rivalry with Denmark - and a Scandinavian side progressing to the last four of a World Cup would be a huge boost to football in the region.
It doesn’t appear that many of Schmeichel’s Twitter followers have quite the same perspective however, as 76% of people who answered a poll conducted by the giant goalkeeper say that they are favoring and English victory.