Exciting times for Eriksen
24 March 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
For Christian Eriksen, there’s plenty of intrigue around Denmark’s clash with Iceland tonight.
The Danes begin a new era under the stewardship of former Norway boss and ex-Norwich City and Manchester City defender Åge Hareide, who has taken over from Morten Olsen following their failure to qualify for this summer’s Euro 2016 finals.
Hareide’s first game in charge sees Denmark come up against an Iceland side featuring former Spur Gylfi Sigurdsson, with Christian excited to see how it all pans out.
“The two countries are close, of course, and it’ll be fun to play against Gylfi again,” said the midfielder.
“Obviously we’ve got a new Head Coach so it’s an exciting time for us. He was at Malmo before, he did really well and got them into the Champions League so, of course, he’s done really well at the clubs he’s been at. He was a player himself as well so he knows a lot about football.
“I’m sure it will be a difficult game against Iceland but we’re looking forward to it.”
Denmark’s first-choice goalkeeper is none other than Leicester City custodian Kasper Schmeichel and, in view of our proximity to the Foxes in the Premier League standings, Christian says there are bound to be a few jovial words exchanged between the pair over the next few days.
“There will probably be a few jokes!” he admitted. “I already texted him the other day saying that he had to lose, but he didn’t do what I said!
"It will be exciting to see him, though, and he’ll probably be in a good mood because of all that’s happening.”