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Christian Eriksen Is Thoroughly Fed Up Playing Against 'Scared' Ireland

Christian Eriksen Is Thoroughly Fed Up Playing Against 'Scared' Ireland

At this stage quite familiar with the Republic of Ireland, Denmark's Christian Eriksen sounds like he would be quite pleased if they were not to meet for quite some time again.

After four games in recent memory, three have ended in a 0-0 draw. The one exception? A 5-1 hammering inspired by Eriksen himself that qualified the Danes for the World Cup at Ireland's expense.

Going through another difficult, dreary 0-0 draw tonight, the Spurs man sounded fairly fed up with the whole experience.

Describing Martin O'Neill's side as trying to 'waste a lot of time when they could,' and rarely showing the ambition to go forward, Eriksen's comments were highly unflattering - if admittedly accurate.

"There was a lot of defending on their side," Eriksen claimed as he explained Denmark's inability to break Ireland down over the two UEFA Nations League ties.

"They play like this in every game we've played [against them].

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"In the second game in Ireland they wanted to go forward, but they knew what happened so that's probably why they're too scared to go forward."

Too scared? No messing about there from Eriksen.

Describing this to be the case with many of the teams Denmark face, with the exception of Ireland's humbling defeat in that World Cup playoff, the three 0-0 draws wouldn't necessarily go down as awful results.

As for Christian Eriksen, it appears he is quite content to put the whole ordeal behind him.

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