Eriksen faults defensive Ireland after stalemate

Eriksen faults defensive Ireland after stalemate

first_imgChristian Eriksen has faulted Republic of Ireland’s defensive approach for the barren draw in Copenhagen.Ireland failed to find the back of the net for the fourth game running in all competitions-the first time since May 1996 in a game dominated by the Danes.Eriksen who grabbed a hat-trick in a 5-1 win for Denmark in Dublin in last year’s World Cup qualification play-off feels Martin O’Neill’s team didn’t want to push forward.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“It was a difficult game to play,” Eriksen told Sky. “Ireland wasted a lot of time, they took their time on everything. They rarely went forward so it was difficult to break them down.“We only had a few chances but the chances were big enough for us to score and to finish the game off – but we didn’t. It was a lot of defending on their side and we were trying to attack against 11 players in their own half.“They played like this in every game we’ve played. In the second game in Ireland, they wanted to go forward but they knew what happened when they went forward so that’s why they were too scared to go forward. That’s something we’ve learned, that teams are scared to come here.”last_img

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