Tottenham ace Christian Eriksen reacts on Instagram to World Cup heartbreak

Christian Eriksen of Denmark looks dejected as the lose on penalties to Croatia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at Nizhny Novgorod...

Tottenham star Christian Eriksen's Denmark are out of the World Cup.

Christian Eriksen of Denmark looks dejected as the lose on penalties to Croatia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at Nizhny Novgorod...

In a battle between Tottenham star's past and present, Christian Eriksen's Denmark lost out to Luka Modric's Croatia at the World Cup.

Eriksen missed a penalty in the shootout for Denmark and was clearly disappointed with the outcome.

Danijel Subasic of Croatia saves the first penalty from Christian Eriksen of Denmark  in the penalty shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Croatia and...

He sent a message on Instagram after the game stating that the defeat would 'hurt for a long time'.

Tipped as one of the stars of the World Cup before the tournament, Eriksen started off well.

He provided an assist and scored a goal in his first two games, before a 0-0 draw with France sealed qualification to the last 16.

Last night's match with Croatia was there for the taking, with the two teams drawing 1-1 after extra time.

Eriksen's Denmark have missed out on a quarter-final with Russia and potential semi-final with England if the Three Lions get there.

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