Kevin Diks

Diks: Thursday clash with FCM will be like a European night

F.C. Copenhagen's home game with fellow title chasers FC Midtjylland on Thursday is a sell-out in Parken and defender Kevin Diks says he cannot wait to get onto the field.

Diks scored twice as FCK beat Brøndby 3-1 on Sunday to move top of the Danish Superliga on goal difference with three games remaining.

The Lions return to Parken on Thursday seeking to carve open a lead at the top.

And Diks says the atmosphere in the national stadium will be on a par with FCK's famous Champions League nights.

"Parken is always a fantastic stadium to play in, and an evening match of this importance will, I hope, carry the atmosphere of one of our magical European evenings in Parken," says Diks.

"The massive support gives us extra energy, and we are all looking forward to coming out to a full stadium."

FCK are on a four-game winning streak heading into the encounter and Diks is well aware that the pressure of the title race is mounting on all four contenders.

"All the matches have been very close in the Championship Round, and all matches are like finals for us in this period," continues Diks.

"We are good at focusing on what we can influence, and that is to thoroughly prepare tactically, physically and mentally for the next game all the time.

Kevin Diks
Kevin Diks øger på straffe til 3-1 i Brøndby. Foto: Lars Rønbøg, FrontzoneSport

"Now all the focus is on getting three points on Thursday and everything else is pushed into the background.

"These are always intense matches played at a high pace against FC Midtjylland.

"We have respect for them as an opponent, but we also have a healthy belief in ourselves and know that we can beat anyone if we perform as a team.

"Recently we have managed to give away few opportunities to our opponents and with the offensive players we have, we will always create chances and goals. But the most important thing is that we constantly work hard as a team, because then we a difficult opponent for anyone."

Matchday Hospitality Available
Parken is sold out for Thursday's game but you can still buy matchday hospitality tickets and get an amazing view of the action while enjoying a fine dining experience beforehand.

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