Six goals in seven matches: Christian Eriksen needs to replicate international form for his club

Football Soccer - Denmark v Kazakhstan - 2018 World Cup Qualifying Match

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder continued his superb goalscoring run for Denmark with a stunner against Kazakhstan. Can his latest performance get him firing for his club?

Christian Eriksen was in sensational goalscoring form in his last game - a phrase that hasn't been uttered much at Tottenham Hotspur this season - as he helped Denmark to a 4-1 win over Kazakhstan. 

Eriksen has been in hugely impressive form for his country since the summer, having had his performances queried by the Denmark supporters for much of his international career. Until June 2015, after five years of playing for Denmark, where Eriksen acquired over 50 caps, he had netted only six goals for his country.

Football Soccer - Denmark v Kazakhstan - 2018 World Cup Qualifying MatchFootball Soccer - Denmark v Kazakhstan - 2018 World Cup Qualifying Match

Remarkably, since June alone, the Spurs star has doubled that tally in less than ten matches - he has so far netted six times in his last seven international matches, and with a fixture against the Czech Republic to come on Tuesday.

The Dane scored a treble against Bulgaria in June, a crucial winner against Armenia in September as well as Friday's brace, the second of which was an astonishing solo goal. Eriksen brought the ball forward from his own half in the 90th minute, dribbling past midfield and defence before firing into the far corner with his left foot.

Strangely for the 24-year-old, he is yet to score in the Premier League for Spurs this season, despite registering 23 goals over his previous three seasons. Eriksen's only strikes have come during a rout of Gillingham in the League Cup.

The former Ajax man has had an up and down season so far, peculiarly for him, but showed signs that he was improving during the 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates. However, Eriksen really needs to push on for Mauricio Pochettino's side - who are without a win in seven matches across all competitions.

A player with his talent should, and has been able to in the past for the Londoners, demonstrate a match-winning ability that ensures his side are much better off with him on the pitch. That hasn't been the case enough this season for Spurs, and Eriksen should use the confidence his last minute stunner should give him to push on for his club side - and what better time to do so than in their upcoming fixture against West Ham next weekend.  

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen in action with Arsenal's Aaron RamseyTottenham's Christian Eriksen in action with Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey

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