Kasper Schmeichel raves over 'world class' Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen led Denmark to a UEFA Nations League win over France last night, creating eight chances in a 2-0 win.

The Manchester United midfielder made four key passes in each half, taking advantage of a France side which rested Raphael Varane.

Eriksen’s performance drew praise from Denmark teammate Kasper Schmeichel, who left Leicester City for Nice earlier this summer.

Schmeichel spoke to Tipsbladet after the game and hailed his performance, adding that he is glad to see the 30-year-old get the credit he deserves.

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‘World class’ Christian Eriksen

Kasper Schmeichel said: “What can be said about Christian that hasn’t already been said? He is a world-class soccer player and teammate. I

“I will always venture the claim that if you take Eriksen out of the team – regardless of the level – you will be able to feel it.

“He is the man who makes everything tick. He sees some things that not many others see. Just a top footballer.”

Manchester United have seen the positive impact made by Eriksen this season, and he has been judged so integral by manager Erik ten Hag that he has been selected to start every game.

This won’t continue into a hectic month of October where rotation will be key, and Ten Hag will have to figure out how to cope without him.

As pointed out by Schmeichel, Eriksen is so good that his absence will be felt by any side, and this is a hurdle United will have to overcome.

Schmeichel was also asked whether he believes Eriksen has become a better player since his life-threatening heart stoppage at Euro 2020.

He responded: “I do not know. I always think he’s been really good. I just think that you notice him more now, and you are more grateful for him now.”

Danish newspaper Tipsbladet graded Eriksen’s display will full marks, awarding him five out of five in their player ratings.

The report read: “He is the initiator at the lead goal, and before that he sends Skov Olsen off in as a free runner. Frighteningly good corner kick and hugely important for Denmark.”

Eriksen now has a full week to prepare ahead of the Manchester derby, with Denmark’s international break now over.

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