ERIK­SEN IS HUN­GRY TO STOP KLOPP

Daily Mirror - - SPORTS - BY JAMES NURSEY

TOT­TEN­HAM star Chris­tian Erik­sen aims to put the bite on Premier League lead­ers Liver­pool in Satur­day’s lunchtime Wem­b­ley feast. The Den­mark ace knows it is high time he repli­cated his in­ter­na­tional scor­ing form for Spurs. And Erik­sen (left) has fixed Jur­gen Klopp’s men in his sights af­ter his goals saw off Wales 2-0 in the Na­tions League at the week­end. The dou­ble took his tally to 25 goals in 83 games for the Danes – but he has failed to find the net in a Spurs shirt since mid-April.

Erik­sen, 26, said: “I got off to a very slow start with five goals in my first 50 games for Den­mark.

“But my form with the na­tional team hasn’t been too bad since.

“It took me a while but I’m fi­nally here, it’s al­most go­ing too well – but I hope it car­ries on.

“I’ve al­ways had many shots, even in the Premier League but I just haven’t scored yet for Spurs this sea­son. I’m try­ing to get in good po­si­tions in ev­ery game to cre­ate some­thing or take a shot.

“But they just keep fly­ing in for the na­tional team.

“It’s great to have that form go­ing into the week­end against Liver­pool.

“Ev­ery­one wants to play like Spurs, we want to play at­trac­tive foot­ball, get the ball for­ward and cre­ate chances with good pos­ses­sion.

“I’m a lit­tle bit fur­ther up the pitch with Den­mark and not so much in­volved in the build-up.”

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