Goalkeeping great Peter Schmeichel is lining-up at this summer's Euros in France as part of his role as a global ambassador for Carlsberg.
He spoke exclusively to Inapub in an interview that will appear in full in our June issue. In true Match of the Day style, here are a few of our edited highlights...

You famously won the trophy with Denmark in 1992 when you all came from the beach to replace Yugoslavia in the tournament.

 

That's the legend. We were definitely not mentally prepared for competition football. It is not the recommended way to prepare. Back then there were only eight teams so it was a much smaller tournament. You could win, lose and draw a group game, which we did, and still qualify for the semis.

 

 

 

You were dark horses in 1992, who is your dark horse this time?

It's hard to pick a dark horse. Nobody picked Denmark and nobody picked Greece (winners in 2004). If I had to make a case for someone it would be Austria. They have a fantastic football team without any massive stars – though (Christian) Fuchs at Leicester is becoming one now – but they have some exciting players.

Which players are you looking forward to watching?

I'm looking forward to seeing how the young English players do and how the likes of Vardy and Drinkwater get on if they get a chance. Germany's Thomas Müller is a player I like. He looks unconventional but he is very classy. Lewandowski is another. He's done it for Bayern, can he do it for Poland? Martial is so exciting for France. He was the best player on the pitch by miles in the FA Cup semi-final. I am so glad he's a Man United player!

 

What will you being doing with Carlsberg for the Euros?

We have started a lot of the sponsorship activation with social media. There are lots of competitions for the fans to get involved in. There are money can't buy prizes such as the chance to hand out man of the match awards or watch one of the semi-finals and then play on the same pitch the next day with players including myself.

 

 

Read the June issue to hear Peter's views on England's chances, how he thinks Wales and Northern Ireland will fare and what he thinks of British pubs.

 

Click here to read more about Carlsberg's Euro plans.