Denmark play the Republic of Ireland on Monday night in the UEFA Nations League. The Danish have already won the group with seven points from three matches. Despite already topping League B Group 4, Denmark coach Age Hareide has said Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen will start the game.
Tottenham sit fourth in the Premier League table. Mauricio Pochettino’s team is just five points behind league leaders Manchester City. Spurs have a difficult run of fixtures upcoming with Chelsea arriving at Wembley on Saturday to kick things off. Pochettino needs all of his top players to give the team its best chance of winning at the weekend.
Despite refusing to omit Eriksen from the starting XI on Monday, Hareide doesn’t expect to play the midfielder the entire match.
“Christian will play from the start tomorrow,” Hareide said in an interview with The Daily Mail.
“The intention is that he’s going to play. In this case, we have to sort of nurse him as much as possible. That means he probably won’t be staying on for 90 minutes.”
Thanks to their League B Group 4 win, Denmark have secured a Euro 2020 playoff spot.
Pochettino will be hoping Christian Eriksen can get through the match without suffering an injury. Tottenham host Chelsea before clashing with Inter Milan in the Champions League at Wembley in midweek. Spurs will follow up their Champions League fixture by travelling to the Emirates to play Arsenal in the North London Derby.
Tottenham will play 11 matches in all competitions between the 24th of November and the 29th of December. Spurs will be tested over the course of the 11 games and the results could make or break their season.
Eriksen is yet to score for Tottenham this term, but he has registered two assists in nine matches. Eriksen has started just six of 12 Tottenham Premier League matches due to injury.
The 26-year-old, whose contract expires at Tottenham in 2020, missed six matches this term due to injury. In total, Eriksen was absent for 28 days. It was the longest injury layoff Eriksen has had since joining Tottenham. Spurs supporters will hope he can get through Denmark’s game against Ireland unscathed.
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