Christian Eriksen admits it’s ‘nice to be back’ with Manchester United after World Cup as Denmark star eyes silverware at Old Trafford

    Christian Eriksen has said that it’s nice to be back with Manchester United following the break for the World Cup.

    The midfielder was part of the Denmark squad who competed in Qatar but fell short as they crashed out of the competition in the group stages.

    Eriksen returned to Man United duty in their Carabao Cup victory over Burnley

    Getty

    Eriksen returned to Man United duty in their Carabao Cup victory over Burnley

    The midfielder says that he’s happy to be back in Manchester

    Getty

    The midfielder says that he’s happy to be back in Manchester

    Now back at Old Trafford, Eriksen was part of the United team who saw off Burnley on Wednesday night with a 2-0 win in the Carabao Cup to send them through to the quarter-finals of the competition.

    While the Carabao Cup isn’t regarded as the most decorated of trophies available, the 30-year-old believes that it’s important to build a winning mentality by targeting all silverware available.

    He told talkSPORT: “It’s been a few years since winning a trophy the last time.

    “From where the club were to where we are now, the aim is to focus on every competition and see where we are in the end.

    “It hasn’t specifically been said that we have to win this or win that, all of the players just want to win as much as possible, but to get there we first need to prove that we deserve to be there.

    “For us it’s about every tournament. Like you saw against Burnley, even the Carabao Cup is important for us.”

    The midfielder is keen to put his World Cup woe with Denmark behind him

    Getty

    The midfielder is keen to put his World Cup woe with Denmark behind him

    With Christmas around the corner, Eriksen also said he was looking forward to enjoying the next few days with his teammates and family.

    Eriksen said: “I think it is nice to be back. First of all, it was important to get through to the next round in the cup and also get the feeling of everyone being away with internationals and then being back and getting the win.

    “I was pleased to be back. We have a few training sessions and then should be off on the 25th to celebrate.

    “Obviously, there’s a lot of different cultures so people celebrate at different times. In Scandinavia we do the 24th and you guys do the 25th, but there will be some time off to enjoy the presents and the family, for sure.”

    talkSPORT BET OFFER OF THE DAY

    Get up to £25 in free bets + 25 free spins* – CLAIM HERE

    18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet up to £25 (min. £10) on selected events at odds of 2.00+, in 7 days. Get up to £25 in free bets on selected events + 25 Free Spins on D10S Maradona slot. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly

    SEE ALL FREE BETS HERE

    Source

    Previous articleJake Paul joins critics in attacking Salt Bae and reckons he has ‘found someone who annoys him more than KSI’
    Next articleAston Villa 1-3 Liverpool: Player Ratings – What the media and statistics say