Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen says that his club team, Tottenham Hotspur, cannot be losing any more points against the teams from the bottom of the table. Losing points against such teams was a major factor behind Spurs failed to qualify for the Champions League. (more…)
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has revealed that his Tottenham team will be going into the Sunday’s trip to Anfield looking to get revenge on Liverpool after the team suffered a humiliating defeat at White Hart Lane earlier in the campaign. Back then, Tottenham suffered a 5-0 defeat in front of their home supporters in what has proven to be one of the several high profile defeats they have suffered this campaign. Eriksen was one of the big-money signings in the summer who came at the expense of Gareth Bale.
He has been one of the best players amongst the lot and manager Tim Sherwood certainly missed him for several weeks when he was out injured. This has consequently seen Tottenham suffered one of the worst since in form this campaign. They have dropped out of contention for the top four places, which was originally the target this campaign. However, they can salvage some pride for this season with a win against title chasing Liverpool, who have failed to win just two out of the 16 home matches this season.
Eriksen failed to talk about the prospect of finishing in the top four, as he said that the club was taking every match by itself.
“Everybody here wants to prove we’re not that bad. We have some big losses against the bigger clubs. We know if we want to go any further or any closer to the top, we have to win. It’s still a big gap [to the top four]. Of course, we will be realistic. At this point, just look one game at a time. The whole League is so close right now. Everybody wants a nice cold revenge. That’s certainly a distinctive response,” said Eriksen.
Tottenham are in danger of being overtaken by Manchester United in the table.
There has been a lot of doubt surrounding the participation of Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in the upcoming friendly match for Denmark. As one of the important players for the Danish national team, Eriksen will be huge presence for the friendly against England on Wednesday. However, he has been suffering from injury troubles in the last few weeks, which have prevented him from appearing for his club. He is expected to be back in the next few days, which have increased the possibility of Eriksen featuring for the national team in this high profile friendly.
Eriksen is at the stage where he requires a fitness test in order to decide his participation. Manager Morten Olsen has confirmed that he will not use the player unless the tests say that he has recovered 100% from his injury problems. His statements come after Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood expressed his concern that his player may be used too soon in a meaningless friendly match. This is one of the final friendlies for Olsen to test his players ahead of the World Cup 2014. The 22-year-old has been a key player for the national team for several years now.
In his absence, even Tottenham have struggled to bring out the creativity necessary to win matches.
“If Eriksen can play, we will use him but he would have to be 100 per-cent. When he is only 99 per-cent, he will not play. He’s a young player who has never had such an injury before, so it’s a difficult one to call. We have to wait and see, I think it’s always a game against time, probably he can play on Saturday for Tottenham. I don’t think he can play, we’ll wait and see, but I can only say to Tottenham that I will not risk him,” said Olsen.
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has revealed that he is working hard in order to show his best form for Tottenham. The midfielder has been one of the good signing for the club amongst the several they made in the summer. He was brought to the club for around £ 11 million. He has even been able to overshadow Arsenal’s club record signing Mesut Ozil in the last few weeks. Despite this, Eriksen says that he can produce even more and is looking to show his best form in the coming weeks.
The midfielder has scored two goals in his last three league matches. After the departure of Gareth Bale, former manager Andre Villas-Boas relied heavily upon the creativity of Eriksen. Since this is his first season at the club, he had to go through a period of adjustment and he believes that it has finally helped him settle in the Premier league. Even after the managerial change that brought Tim Sherwood as a replacement for Villas-Boas has not diminished Eriksen’s importance in the team. The midfielder was recently voted as the best Danish player for 2013.
After picking up the award, he stated that he is looking forward to scoring more goals, which was a major reason towards winning the title.
“I have a lot more to show. I’m lucky I can provide goals and create some chances but I can still do better and I will work every day to do that. It’s been a good career until now and I’m really happy to win the Danish award and to score some goals. I’m really happy to play here,” said Eriksen. Tottenham will be up against Swansea in the league during the weekend. A victory is essential from this match in order to keep up with Liverpool, who occupy the final top four places.
Denmark and Tottenham have been dealt a major blow with the news that star midfielder Christian Eriksen could miss the crucial Christmas period after suffering an injury while on international duty. Denmark were recently playing against in a friendly match and Eriksen suffered a horrible injury, which not only saw him get substituted in the match but could also potentially make him miss the next few weeks for Tottenham. This is a very crucial time where Tottenham need all the players fit and ready due to the number of games that will come for the Premier league outfit.
Eriksen started his Tottenham career in a slow fashion, but he has been quick to respond to the requirements of the Premier league. He has been one of their star performers in recent weeks. The midfielder has been a transfer target for some of the biggest clubs in the world, but Tottenham managed to secure him for just £ 11 million. Denmark national team manager Olsen confirmed after the match that the midfielder’s injury does not look good.
It is expected that he will be out for the next six weeks, which will mean that he will miss the crucial Christmas period matches. Tottenham are likely to demand a compensation from FIFA for this injury since it happened while on international duty.
“We don’t know if he’s out for four or six weeks or how long it will take. It’s bad for him at a new club,” said the Denmark national team manager. It was recently revealed that Denmark would play against England in a friendly match at Wembley. This will be one of the final friendly matches for both teams before they head into the World Cup. Olsen is likely to use his full strength squad for this encounter rather than his substitutes.
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Danish footballer Christian Eriksen is expected to be one of the names who will light up the Euro 2012 this summer. The 20-year-old midfielder has been thought of as the next big thing in world football, but he failed to deliver the goods at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. However, he was only 18 years old when he was playing for the Danish national team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Many expect a mature performance from him at the Euro 2012 this time around. Christian Eriksen was linked with many major clubs across the world including AC Milan and Chelsea when he was just 16 years old.
His expected to leave Ajax at the end of the season for a major club because the 20-year-old has said that it is the right time for him to move. He is expected to command a transfer fee of around £ 35 million, but that will largely depend upon his performances at the Euro 2012. He has now been included in the squad for the major competition by the manager along with Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner. Denmark are in the group containing Netherlands, Germany, and Portugal. Even though there are not expected to qualify, they can be the dark horses according to Michael Laudrup.
“My first step should not be too big. I knew that playing in the Netherlands would be very good for my development. Then Ajax arrived and that was a fantastic option,” said Eriksen after choosing Ajax over the likes of AC Milan and Chelsea. “This prize is just the beginning, a stimulus to get the maximum out of his career. The talent is there, the recognition also; now it is up to the player himself. He is a typical product of the Danish school. You can compare him with Brian and Michael Laudrup. Only time will tell if Eriksen can reach the same level as them,” said Cruyff.