Tottenham star Christian Eriksen thanks fans after receiving prestigious award

Christian Eriksen

The Danish midfield maestro was named his country's best player for a second year in a row.

Christian Eriksen has a big game this afternoon, as his Tottenham Hotspur side take on Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.

Ahead of the fixture Eriksen has had a good week back home. He was awarded with the Danish Footballer of the Year Award on Friday night in Odense.

It is the second year in a row that the 23-year-old has been awarded the title - beating the likes of Kasper Schmeichel and Simon Kjaer to the prestigious accolade.

To celebrate he sent out this Tweet to his followers, thanking the fans that had voted for him as the best Danish player this season:

Translated that reads 'Would first of all like to say a huge thank you to all those who voted for me again this year! Very many thanks!'

However, he was not in Odense to pick up his award. He had only just returned from Florence after the Europa League defeat to Fiorentina whilst no Danish players actually attended because of a dispute between the players union and the Danish Football Association.

Eriksen has scored 11 goals for Spurs this season and fans of both his club and country will hope he continues his good form, especially on Sunday at Wembley.

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