Eriksen on a high with treble thrill
Christian Eriksen was delighted to steer Denmark to the 2018 World Cup finals after firing a hat-trick in last night’s sensational 5-1 rout of the Republic of Ireland.
Tottenham star Eriksen said: “It’s not often I score any hat-trick, so of course it’ s incredible and taking your country to the World Cup with three goals away and winning the playoff, it’s going to mean a lot for my whole career, for my whole life really.
“It’s a big thing and I’m very, very happy about it.
“It’s an incredible feeling. We’ve been fighting for so long to get there (to the World Cup) and of course now the two play-off games were very hard but with the result we got we can be very pleased and it makes you very much looking forward to the World Cup.”
The Spurs man (pictured) believes his confidence comes from changes in the coaching team following Age Hareide’s appointment in charge a little over 18 months ago.
Eriksen added: “Mentally I’ve grown up and taken a more clinical shot instead of the passing and a bit more thinking I think, a bit more of a striker - getting my own shots out and get the goal as soon as possible.
“With the change of the manager and how we play, it’s meant a lot for my position and how we keep me in the game, keep me involved. It’s been a big change.”