Christian Eriksen admits Andrea Pirlo free-kick admiration

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The Tottenham playmaker has revealed that he has watched the Italian maestro’s technique at dead-ball situations.

Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has admitted to Sky Sports that he has watched Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo taking free-kicks but is happy with his own methods.

The Danish playmaker scored two direct free-kicks for the North London side against Swansea City in the Premier League on Sunday, rescuing his side from a goal down at the Liberty Stadium on two occasions.

Eriksen has become renowned for his ability to accurately dispatch dead-ball situations over his time in English football, with the opposition surely eager to limit the amount of opportunities the Scandinavian has to shoot from them in the future.

The Denmark international has stated that he has watched Pirlo’s technique in free-kick situations but is also happy with the way that it is going for him personally.

"I've watched Pirlo taking free-kicks and he makes it look so easy," Eriksen is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

”When he's there over the ball he knows what to do. But everybody has a different position of doing it. I know I have my own and it's working.”

Pirlo famously struck a swerving free-kick against England at last summer’s World Cup which crashed against Joe Hart’s crossbar and has a track record of scoring them for club and country.

Eriksen has recently returned to domestic action for Tottenham after a knee injury and proved just how important he is to Mauricio Pochettino’s men with his performance at the weekend.

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