Kasper Schmeichel has hit back after “fake” quotes attributed to the Denmark goalkeeper were shared across social media.
The Leicester City keeper enjoyed a fine Euro 2020 as Denmark defied the odds to reach the semi final.
Schmeichel played a key role in the build-up, the match itself and the aftermath as England booked their place in the final thanks to a 2-1 win after extra time.
Before the game, Schmeichel made headlines after he made a joke in regards to the infamous crowd chant ‘Three Lions’.
The song was a regular staple of all England’s games, with many believing that football was finally ‘coming home’ after 55 years of hurt.
He was asked about the song before the game at Wembley, responding: “Has it ever been home?
“I don’t know…have you ever won it?”
During the game, Schmeichel was almost the Danish hero. saving Harry Kane’s penalty, only to see the same player crash home the rebound as England set up a clash with Italy.
He was also involved in a controversial incident which saw a member of a crowd shine a laser pointer at his face, which the English Football Association were subsequently fined for.
And following England’s heartbreaking penalty defeat to the Azzurri, a number of accounts on social media shared a comment that was credited to Schmeichel, suggesting he was pleased Italy had been crowned champions.
The fake quote made it appear that Schmeichel was happy to see England lose the final thanks to the controversial decision to award them a penalty in the semi.
However, Schmeichel has quickly put to bed the idea he said any such thing, blasting the accounts for sharing what he described as “total rubbish”.
“Not sure where this “quote” has come from over the past few days,” he posted on Twitter. “It’s total rubbish.
“I never said that and shame on these ‘news’ sites for posting it with no source.”
After an extended holiday Schmeichel will join his Leicester teammates for pre-season as they look to finally crack the Premier League ’s top four.
The Foxes have looked destined to qualify for the Champions League for the past two seasons, only to miss out on the final day on both occasions.
The keeper is a leading candidate to be named Brendan Rodgers’ captain for the new season following Wes Morgan’s retirement earlier this summer.