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Player watch: Christian Eriksen

yido_number1

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Great post. There is a peculiar narrative around Eriksen, especially given that he always gave everything he had for us, despite being utterly run into the ground in the second half of the 18/19 season. Its not like he demonstrably downed tools, like Berbatov for example, and sulked for his move.

But I do think that Poche broke him in that 18/19 run in, physically and spiritually. Like the manager, his heart didn't seem to be in it anymore, and he wanted the change. Hence Jose dropping him, and building the team around Dele... which was totally fair enough, in my eyes.

I'm not against bringing him back, but I don't think its a great idea.
Stats are one thing but if you watched him week in week out then and looked at the goals and assists I bet they won't be special.
 

Montalbano

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It was a cup game and he came on with a few mins remaining. Prob no different to Dele playing a few mins for us in the cup.
Surely Eriksen coming on and scoring the match winning free kick against his club's biggest rival and the current league leaders is a bit more impactful than Dele playing against an eighth tier side alongside Gedson whose loan is set to be terminated?
 

taidgh

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Beautiful free kick! Strange how Milan put their wall 1,5 m or something behind the sprayed line, and let Inter put up their own wall of confusion in front though.
The Milan players were 10 yards back. The line where the Inter players were standing was to mark the 1 yard away from the wall that is mandated by the Laws of the Game now.
 

rightwayup

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Beautiful free kick! Strange how Milan put their wall 1,5 m or something behind the sprayed line, and let Inter put up their own wall of confusion in front though.

I thought that as well. They just look a long way back! I get the point of the white line to give 1 yard from the wall but I cannot see any white line for the defenders. The fact that Eriksen did not hit the wall would suggest the defenders were more than 10 yards away :)
 
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Haddock

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That's pretty much the perfect free-kick. I've always held Eriksen in the highest regard. I hope this is a turning point in his Serie A career.
 

Danny1

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Great free kick from Christian, well done! I've never felt betrayed by him leaving personally so am happy to see something go good for him over there.
 

tubbygold

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The Milan players were 10 yards back. The line where the Inter players were standing was to mark the 1 yard away from the wall that is mandated by the Laws of the Game now.

Cheers, I wasn't aware of that. I've only ever seen (or noticed anyway) opposition players try to obstruct the wall. Is it a fairly new rule?
 
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