Wales coach Ryan Giggs has admitted that his side need to stop Denmark’s Christian Eriksen if his team are to have any chance of winning during Friday’s UEFA Nations League clash.
The two teams last met in September and Denmark recorded a 2-0 win in Aarhus on that occasion.
That was largely down to Eriksen’s display as the Tottenham star scored twice to cap off a sublime performance.
Eriksen missed Denmark’s draw last month due to injury but he is back and ready to try and help his team qualify for League A. A win for either side would confirm qualification and Giggs admits his team know they need to silence Eriksen if they are to have any chance.
“He’s a fantastic player and was the difference in Aarhus,” Giggs told reporters.
“We have to be aware of his qualities and we are. But it’s one thing setting out a plan to stop him, it’s another actually doing it.
“He’s up there as one of the top Premier League performers, and he’s done it for a consistent amount in both scoring and making goals. He can be the difference, but it’s the same for them trying to stop our quality players hurting them.”
Wales have been boosted by the news that Gareth Bale will be fit for the game at the Cardiff City Stadium despite an ankle injury scare.
Giggs’ men are 2.88 to win, while Denmark are 2.60 favourites with the draw 3.00.