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Danish coach expects a fully focused Eriksen

Denmark coach Age Hareide does not expect Christian Eriksen to be effected by Tottenham's Champions League failure, or doubts over his future.

The Tottenham schemer joined up with his international team-mates after Saturday night's heart-breaking defeat by Liverpool and has since found himself firmly in the spotlight after admitting he could leave Spurs this summer, with Real Madrid reportedly circling.

However, Denmark boss Hareide insists none of that will be a distraction as Eriksen attempts to help the Danes secure a Euro 2020 qualifier victory over the Republic of Ireland in Copenhagen tonight.

Asked about the player's response to what happened in Madrid, his manager said: "I think the best way to recover is to have a good game. If you have a good game after a disappointment you tend to get over it in a quicker way, so I think that is important for him."

Eriksen's future has taken up many column inches in the days leading up to the match, but Hareide was adamant that too was irrelevant.

He said: "I don't speak to the players about their club situations. We have a good relationship with the players and it would be a mix-up if I try to talk about that.

"I have to concentrate on the national team. Christian loves to play football and I think his focus is on that. He also loves to play for Denmark and that is the main thing for me.

"He has done well for Tottenham and we had so many special occasions [with him] playing in our side. But he has done his job for Tottenham and Denmark, so we have to wait and see what's happening."

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