Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen had a poor game this week as his national team Denmark failed to get the better of Georgia. The Danes fell short in attack as they drew 0-0 in Tbilisi. Considering they thrashed Georgia 5-1 in Copenhagen back in June, it was something of a surprise.
Eriksen scored on that occasion but struggled to get into the game against Georgia.
Now, two of the key men in the Danish set-up have stepped up to defend the Tottenham player.
Jon Dahl Tomasson, the former AC Milan striker, is now the assistant manager with the Danish Dynamite.
Speaking to BT, he made it clear that Eriksen is one of the best players in the world and he was happy with the Tottenham player’s performance.
“All clubs or national teams that have a Christian Eriksen will depend on him. It is self-explanatory. He is one of the best footballers in the world. I wouldn’t say he didn’t hit the level, because you also have to look at the balls he gets and the effort he provides without the ball. So I don’t quite agree that he doesn’t hit the level.”
Denmark captain Simon Kjaer also spoke out in defence of the 27-year-old.
“Of course we depend on Christian…
“With five percent more luck today, he also comes to some chances or situations where he can set people up. But it’s football, and Christian is a human being, and we don’t stand by and say Christian plays a poor match. But he’s just a human being, and we can’t expect him to score two goals and two assists in each match.”
There is no doubt that Eriksen is the man who makes Denmark tick in an attacking sense and when he struggles, Denmark tend to struggle in front of goal.
His performance against Georgia was certainly not up to his usual high standard and Denmark’s lack of a plan B clearly showed.
Tottenham fans will be hoping that Eriksen does not bring this subdued form back to the club when he returns to duties against Crystal Palace at the weekend.