Ivan Rakitic raves about Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen

Ivan Rakitic of Croatia scores his team's third goal past Wilfredo Caballero of Argentina during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny...

Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic rates Tottenham Hotspur ace Christian Eriksen highly.

Ivan Rakitic of Croatia celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June...

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has been quoted as saying by FourFourTwo that Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen is one of the best playmakers in Europe.

Rakitic made the comments about Eriksen ahead of World Cup last-16 tie between Croatia and Denmark on Sunday evening.

While the Barcelona ace will turn out for Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, the Tottenham attacking midfielder will play for Denmark.

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Ahead of the game, the 30-year-old midfielder has spoken highly of 26-year-old Eriksen, who has been on the books of Tottenham since the summer of 2013 when he joined from Ajax for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £11.5 million.

Christian Eriksen of Denmark throws his shirt to the fans following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Denmark and France at Luzhniki Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Moscow,...

FourFourTwo quotes Rakitic as saying about Denmark: “They are very compact, they know how to stop their opponents.

“They allow few chances to score for the opposing team and they can be very dangerous on the attack. And they have Christian Eriksen, who is one of the best playmakers in Europe and the world.”

Christian Eriksen reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Denmark and France at Luzhniki Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

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Eriksen is one of the best attacking midfielders in the world, and the Tottenham midfielder will be an important player for Denmark against Croatia in their World Cup last-16 tie.

Interestingly, the attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window, with Don Balon claiming that the European giants are interested in the Tottenham star (click here to read more).

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