Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen not feeling pressure


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Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen insists he isn’t feeling any extra pressure to perform for Denmark at the 2018 World Cup.

The midfielder has established himself as one of the best in the Premier League since joining Spurs from Ajax in 2013.

Eriksen’s ability to create and score has helped Tottenham to become a top-four club and he is also a crucial figure for the Danes.

He made his debut in 2010 and now boasts 78 caps, netting 22 times, and he was key to guiding his nation through the qualification process for the 2018 World Cup.

Denmark, who are priced at 1.62 to qualify from Group C, finished second in their group with Eriksen scoring eight of their 20 goals and had to overcome the Republic of Ireland in a play-off, where he added a further three to his tally.

Undoubtedly he is the standout name in the Denmark squad as they prepare to face Peru, Australia and France in Russia.

However, Eriksen insists he doesn’t feel under pressure to step up and believes Denmark will pull together as a unit. Eriksen said: “No more than normal.

I’ve played a lot for the national team already and I know how the pressure is and I know how to cope with it.

I’m actually going into the World Cup feeling relaxed and trying to put in some good showings in the big games.

“If they need my goals, I’ll help. If they need me with an assist, I’ll assist. If it’s something else, I’ll help with that. We showed in qualification we’re a strong team.

We’re just a team – we don’t really have any stars. We just work hard and hopefully we’ll play good football.”

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