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Final countdown - special day for Christian

Posted on 24 February 2015  - 16:17

Christian Eriksen can't wait to walk out at Wembley - and couldn't help but reference another great Dane!

Christian celebrates the goal that took us to Wembley at Sheffield UnitedAllan Nielsen's famous winner in the 1999 League Cup FinalAllan celebrates with the trophy and Man of the Match Award at Wembley

The free-scoring midfielder - 11 goals to his name in all competitions this season - would love to follow in the footsteps of Allan Nielsen, who carved his name into Spurs folklore with a last-minute winner to win the League Cup Final against Leicester City in 1999.

And with Christian's great habit of scoring late goals, who is to say it's not written in the stars when we take on Chelsea in the Capital One Cup Final on Sunday?

Christian scored goals number nine and 10 of his outstanding campaign to book our place at Wembley in the semi-final, second leg against Sheffield United last month.

He struck one of the club's great free-kicks to open the scoring and after the Blades hit back to lead 2-1 and level the tie on aggregate, Christian slotted home the equaliser on the night just two minutes from time.

"It will mean a lot to walk out at Wembley," said Christian. "It’s a final, so it wouldn’t really matter where it is, Wembley or White Hart Lane, it’s a final and therefore it’s really special.

"Wembley is seen a special stadium around the world and it’s the same in Denmark. It has such a big history for every country. It will be a special place to play."

Over 31,000 Spurs fans will be right behind us and Christian added: "They can play a big role. Hopefully they will cheer us on and we’ll play better for them. It would be great to score a last-minute goal - perhaps like Allan Nielsen!"

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