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Five questions for summer - Christian Eriksen

Posted on 24 June 2015  - 15:18

Our ‘Five questions for summer’ series continues today as we chat to Christian Eriksen.

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Popping up at key moments with vital goals was a welcome habit for Christian Eriksen in 2014-15.

The Danish international midfielder was responsible for late winners against Hull City, Swansea City and Sunderland in the Premier League – goals that proved instrumental on the way to an eventual fifth place finish.

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And who can forget his brace at Sheffield United that sent us to Wembley?

A spectacular free-kick in the second leg of our Capital One Cup semi-final against the Blades was followed up with a decisive late strike – the 23-year-old staying cool to slide the ball into the bottom corner of the net as we secured a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Having ended the campaign with 12 goals from 48 appearances in all competitions to his name – and having had the distinction of captaining his country when earning his 50th international cap for Denmark in March – it’s no wonder the former Ajax man hopes to carry over certain plus points from last season in a bid to help the team enjoy a successful 2015-16 campaign...

Thoughts on the season overall?
There have been some really nice games but also some poor games. We’ve had a good season overall, though, with lots of exciting moments in the different competitions.

Your personal highlight of the season?
I’d have to say the two goals against Sheffield United to help us through to the Capital One Cup Final. That was a really special night.

Plans for the summer?
Since the post-season tour, I’ve had two matches with Denmark – a friendly against Montenegro and a Euro 2016 qualifier against Serbia. The rest of my time off is being spent in Denmark and going away to get some sun on the beach with my girlfriend.

Thoughts on pre-season?
No comment! It’s really soon if you think about it. Next season will be shorter, we start earlier, but I’m not thinking about it just yet.

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Hopes for next season?
The same as last season, but to do better. We’re in a similar position to where we were last year so hopefully next season we’ll take a step up and really compete with all teams across the board. We have the squad and the team to do it, so hopefully 2015-16 will be better and we can make further progress.

We’ve already published Ryan Mason and Harry Kane’s answers to ‘Five questions for summer’ this week. Look out for tomorrow’s instalment featuring young midfielder Josh Onomah...