Tottenham Hotspur superstar Christian Eriksen comments on his poor scoring record for Denmark

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark at Euro 2012

The Dane has never been prolific for his nation.

This week represents a big occasion for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen. The Dane is all set to take on Sweden for his nation in European Championship qualifying play-offs and will be hoping to inspire the Red and Whites to a famous victory over their Scandinavian rivals.

The playmaker is of course revered by Tottenham fans but it would be fair to say that over the years he has performed better at club level than he has on the international scene.

That is something he is looking to change.

The former Ajax man is quoted by Voetbal International as saying the following about his comparative lack of goals for Denmark when compared to Spurs:

"We are talking as a whole the Danish national team had difficulty scoring. I see it not just my problem but more for all of us. Of course I want to score more for my country. But the opportunities that I have had were not easy and now it has suddenly become an issue.

"We have not scored enough. We played a lot wide. Not enough risks were taken."

Eriksen could certainly improve his goal return for Denmark. In his 97 games for Tottenham he has scored a fairly impressive 25 goals. In his 55 appearances for his nation Eriksen has mustered just six - that is less than Nicklas Bendtner who has an outstanding 29 goals for his country.

The hope will obviously be that Eriksen will add to his scoring record with Denmark this week and help dispose of Sweden and send his side to France next summer.

Which could prove a big confidence boost ahead of returning to Tottenham.

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