Tottenham Hotspur winger Christian Eriksen was arguably the biggest hero in the football world on this day, as his hat trick powered Denmark through to the World Cup. In a playoff with Russia 2018 qualification on the line, Denmark thrashed Ireland 5-1, and Christian Eriksen became a top ten nationally trending term on Twitter.
Here is a small sampling:
Christian Eriksen has stepped up to a new level entirely in 2017. A lot of people still don’t seem to grasp how good he is. I suspect that will change after tonight.
— Mark Butcher (@KOwriting) November 14, 2017
9 goals in 2018 World Cup qualifying
13 goals in last 15 internationals
Scored in 7 of last 8 games for Denmark
— N; (@TheEriksenRole) November 14, 2017
To be fair, Christian Eriksen is class. He’s worth more than the entire Irish squad put together.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 14, 2017
If Christian Eriksen was Brazilian someone would be bidding £115m.
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) November 14, 2017
Only Robert Lewandowski (16) and Cristiano Ronaldo (15) have scored more goals than Christian Eriksen (11) in UEFA qualifying. Astonishing effort from attacking midfield.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) November 14, 2017
Eriksen had just three chances in this one, but he scored in all three. He seems criminally underrated right now, and when you think about how little he cost Spurs, just £11 million, all you can really say is wow.
Just wow! What a bargain of a deal Daniel Levy pulled off there. Here are the highlights of his hat trick tonight below:
? 32nd Minute:
? 63rd Minute:
? 74th Minute:
Christian Eriksen scored one of the best hat-tricks we’ve ever seen tonight. https://t.co/vC5vixcqpZ
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) November 14, 2017
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