Christian Eriksen Hat-Trick Sees Irish World Cup Dream End In Humiliation

Christian Eriksen Hat-Trick Sees Irish World Cup Dream End In Humiliation

"We got the early goal, we had a couple chances to make it 2-0, especially the one with James (McClean) where it went just past the post".

David Meyler was suspended for the clash in Copenhagen but is eligible to play tonight, and Brady feels he will feature: "The only thing I'd say that's nearly certain is that Meyler will come back into midfield".

― Reuters picDUBLIN, Nov 15 ― Denmark's hat-trick hero Christian Eriksen said his performance in their 5-1 demolition of Ireland yesterday would be life-changing after they booked a ticket to next year's World Cup.

O'Neill said of his contract situation: "I haven't spoken to John since we talked about it, so I'll speak to John, I'm sure".

"Clueless. Absolutely clueless. To allow the players like they have the space, the time, in the key areas of the pitch, even the substitutions, Ciaran Clark coming off - unless he's injured - with Ward going to centre-half, I really don't know what I've witnessed".

"I don't agree with our luck running out, it was a commendable effort by the team". We were more effective than in Parken, the effectiveness is very important in football.

But Denmark stormed back and tore Ireland apart.

"He is one of the best players in the world but take that aside, as a guy and a person in the dressing room, he is a guy who can take the hopes of the nation on his shoulders and do magic with it".


Hareide is confident there is more to come from Eriksen, who is thriving in North London.

Denmark booked their ticket to Russian Federation in style in the second leg in Dublin, running away with a tie that was in the balance after a goalless first game in Copenhagen.

The Canaries legend was an unused substitute on Saturday night as Martin O'Neill's team held the Danes to a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen in the first leg.

Eriksen bagged his second of the game on 63 minutes, again producing a superb finish after good work from the effervescent Pione Sisto.

"I'm very pleased for the team, this is a hard place to play football - they're compact and good defensively, so scoring five against Ireland does not happen very often".

Hareide said: "The whole team did well, played well and scored a lot of goals and we are in Russian Federation".

"It's an incredible feeling". We had to chase the game and Denmark took advantage.

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