Club News: Didier Deschamps was full of praise for Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen
France manager Didier Deschamps was full of praise for Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen. This happened ahead of the game between France and Denmark later tonight.
Eriksen joined United on a free transfer this summer after spending the second half of last season at Brentford. Since his arrival, the Dane has revitalized United’s midfield.
And now he has earned full praise from the French boss. Ahead of the UEFA Nations League game, Deschamps spoke about the 30-year-old, according to Metro.
“The ability he shows with his club in the position he plays because he’s always been someone who has remarkable technical ability. But to play in midfield so often for his club, to see how many games he plays, that ability to even recover is impressive.
The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder suffered cardiac arrest at Euro 2020. It seemed like his football career was coming to an end, but the Dane had other ideas.
He’s healed himself and now, despite playing with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), the midfielder appears to be back in form. After that, the 30-year-old dominated midfield, but this time for the Red Devils.
Eriksen has featured in all eight games for United in all competitions this season. He has yet to find the back of the net but has set up two goals so far. The midfielder was last in his country’s top scorer chart when he scored a beautiful curling goal from outside the box in the 2-1 defeat by Croatia.
The midfielder is also likely to start against France. A win and a good result by Austria against Croatia could help the Danes qualify for the Nations League semi-finals. Eriksen hopes to lead his country and win an international trophy.
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Meanwhile, United will travel to Manchester City on October 2 after the international break. The Danish midfielder is very likely to start the game and fans will be hoping he scores his first United goal against their neighbours.