Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen thrilled to reach milestone

Christian Eriksen reveals his delight at reaching 50 caps for Denmark this week

Christian Eriksen has revealed his delight at having reached 50 caps for Denmark during the international break.

The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker reached the milestone this week during the 3-2 win over the United States in a friendly and was made captain for the occasion.

The 23-year-old, who also played in Denmark’s 2-0 defeat by France during the international break, was thrilled to reach the milestone.

Speaking to Tottenham’s website, Eriksen said: “It’s always exciting to play for my national team and to already have 50 caps is very pleasing. I’m very lucky to have had the chance to get to 50 caps.

“It was really special to achieve that and to lead the team out. The manager asked me if I wanted to be captain and of course you don’t say no! Naturally, he said it was only for one time but I have a 100 per cent record as captain so I’m happy with that.

“You also have to give a speech when reaching 50 caps and there is a lot of pride in doing that in front of everyone.

“That was probably where I felt the most nervous but I’m just happy to play for my national team and lucky to have the chance to have already played 50 games.”

Eriksen has been in fine form for Tottenham so far this season. He has scored nine goals and made two assists in 30 Premier League games for Mauricio Pochettino’s men as they look to break back into the top four.

The Denmark international, who joined Spurs from Ajax back in 2013, will be hoping to feature when Tottenham return to Premier League action for Sunday’s trip to Burnley.

Spurs are currently seventh in the Premier League table, and six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United heading into the final eight games of the season.

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