Christian Eriksen has credited Spurs new boy, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with an assist for his goal against Iceland on Sunday after the ball ricocheted off the midfielder’s back to put the Great Dane through on goal.
Hojbjerg was Tottenham’s first summer signing of the window this year and arrived at the club half a season after Eriksen swapped North London for Inter Milan.
The former Southampton man admitted that he spoke to Eriksen about the Lilywhites before completing his move to North London, and the 25-year-old has certainly hit the gerund running at Spurs (Ekstra Bladet via SportWitness).
In stark contrast, Eriksen’s time at Inter has not got off to a good start as the former Tottenham man still seems to be struggling for minutes under Antonio Conte (transfermarkt.com).
However, Eriksen remains one of the first names on the teamsheet for Denmark as he and Hojbjerg both started in midfield on Sunday for their Nations League clash against Iceland.
The Danes ran away 3-0 winners, with Eriksen’s goal, which put the away side 2-0 up, coming from a bizarre phase of play.
Hojbjerg blocked a shot at the edge of his own box, which fell kindly for Eriksen, who sprinted almost the length of the pitch and slotted past the goalkeeper with ease.
Hojbjerg was not shy in claiming the assist and Eriksen was only too happy to oblige:
Its all yours 😉 https://t.co/r8oO1u1xS1
— Christian Eriksen (@ChrisEriksen8) October 12, 2020
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