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Eriksen's goal

Posted on 14 November 2015  - 08:30

Goals are on Christian Eriksen's mind as Denmark take on Sweden in a play-off for a place in next summer's European Championship Finals.

Christian trains with Denmark at the Friends Arena, Solna on FridayChristian trains with Denmark at the Friends Arena, Solna on Friday

First the playmaker knows he has to help Denmark score them - then the Danes have got to keep out a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The first leg is at the Friends Arena in Solna, just north of Stockholm this evening (Saturday, November 14) with the return in Copenhagen on Tuesday.

"We need to score more goals and keep playing our way," said Christian, in fine form at Spurs.

"They’ve played quite long ball in the last few years and they play for Zlatan. Now they’ve changed it a bit but hopefully they’ll try and play a bit more football which is how we like to play.

"We need to score some goals as we haven’t really scored as many as we’d have liked in qualification.

"Of course we’re away first which will be intense. We’ll look to score more goals than they do through Zlatan. All of us know how good he is but hopefully our defenders will keep him out."

It's another derby for Christian, who helped us to a draw at Arsenal last Sunday and faces West Ham and Chelsea on his return! "It's just derbies for me," he added.

"As I said, it will be intense and we need to show we can handle these games. We need to show what we're capable of."

The other play-offs see the Republic of Ireland take on Bosnia & Herzegovina (1-1 after first leg), Hungary face Norway and Slovenia take on Ukraine.