Spurs playmaker Eriksen is gunning for Liverpool after Denmark success
PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 September 2018
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With Dele Alli out injured, the Denmark superstar will be even more crucial for Tottenham this weekend
Tottenham Hotspur play host to Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday at Wembley Stadium and Christian Eriksen is eager to open his goalscoring account for the domestic season.
The Dane has featured in all four of Spurs’ fixtures this campaign, but is yet to get off the mark for his club side.
He spent this week away from Hotspur Way with Denmark and had no problems in front of goal as he netted a brace in a 2-0 win over Ben Davies’ Wales.
The two strikes in the UEFA Nations League Group B4 victory saw him move onto 25 goals for his country and he will now hope to impress again this weekend.
Eriksen told Press Association Sport: “It’s great to have that form going into the weekend.
“I’ve always had many shots, even in the Premier League, but I just haven’t scored yet.
“I’m trying to get in good positions in every game to create something or take a shot, but they just keep flying in for the national team.”
Denmark boss Age Hareide said after Sunday’s match with Wales that Eriksen has a different role with his country compared to at Tottenham.
When it was put to the 26-year-old attacking midfielder, he also conquered, which may explain why he scores less frequently for the Lilywhites.
“I’m a little bit further up the pitch with Denmark and not so much involved in the build-up because we probably have less of a build-up than we do at Spurs,” Eriksen said.
“It’s a bit different at Denmark, we go for the long ball a bit earlier and then try to get to the second ball.
“Everyone wants to play like Spurs. We want to play attractive football, get the ball forward and create chances with possession.
“My form with Denmark hasn’t been too bad, I got off to a very slow start with five goals in my first 50 games. It took me a while but I’m finally here. It’s almost going too well, but I just hope it carries on.”
Even though Eriksen struggles to net so regularly with Spurs, he is still a crucial cog in Mauricio Pochettino’s team and if they are to enjoy success this next week, the Dane must deliver.
After hosting Jurgen Klopp’s in-form Liverpool on Saturday, Tottenham will travel to Italy on Tuesday to start their Champions League campaign with a Group B clash against Inter Milan.