Tottenham's Christian Eriksen could reach next level with inspirational performance for Denmark this evening

Christian Eriksen of Denmark during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: First Leg between Denmark and Republic of Ireland at Telia Parken on November 11, 2017 in Copenhagen,...

The Tottenham Hotspur play-maker will be hoping to fire his side to next summer's World Cup.

Players of Republic of Ireland pose for a team photo during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: First Leg between Denmark and Republic of Ireland at Telia Parken on November 11,...

Denmark head into this evening's World Cup play-off against the Republic of Ireland knowing their hopes rest on 90 minutes of tense football, but one player in particular could be the creative catalyst that fires them to Russia at the expense of Martin O'Neill's side.

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen is the standout player in an average-looking Denmark side and, if he plays to his full potential, he could reach the next level with an inspirational performance later today.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur attempts to get away from Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley...

The 25-year-old should be reaching his peak in the next couple of years, but he could stake an early claim as his country's saviour with a stellar performance in a match that will have even the boldest of Dane's nervous from start to finish.

This is a massive match for both teams, and they will require their star names to step up and justify that billing.

Tottenham have reaped the rewards of having Eriksen in their side for years now, but he is yet to reach the level of global superstar that a stage like the World Cup can prompt.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur scores his side's third goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November...

Getting there is a challenge in itself and, after Ireland's resilient defensive display in the first leg, it could take a moment of magic to decide the tightest of ties.

The Tottenham player has that ability and fans of club and country will be hoping he can have one of those games, bossing the game and supplying the ammunition or the finishing touch to ensure it is a glorious night for Danish football.

Tottenham could even benefit as a consequence, with Eriksen becoming his country's latest catalyst and taking that form back to North London.

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