Steffen Freund believes Tottenham midfielder, Christian Eriksen is showing more “responsibility” in his game.
Former Premier League player Freund hailed the improvements in Eriksen’s game following his impressive display for Denmark against Germany on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old opened the scoring for his home country as they recorded a 1-1 draw against the World Champions during an international friendly in Copenhagen.
Eriksen enjoyed a successful season at White Hart Lane this term, helping his team secure the runners-up spot which booked them a place in next season’s Champions League.
Former German international Freund has been impressed with Eriksen’s performances as he explained which areas he believes the Dane has improved in.
“Look at his play at Spurs. He’s pressing, he’s influencing the team without the ball and he’s improved his defensive work so much,” Freund told the club’s official website.
“His personality is stronger now, he shows more responsibility and that is why he’s wearing the captain’s armband for Denmark. That is always a great honour and congratulations to him.”
Playmaker Eriksen made his debut for Denmark as a teenager in 2010 and he has since gone on to represent his national side on 67 occasions.
During those encounters, the Ajax academy product has found the back of the net on ten occasions added with his 12 assists.
Eriksen will now focus his attention on helping Denmark reach next summer’s World Cup in Russia, with his team currently sitting third in Group E.
At this moment in time, leaders Poland and second-placed Montenegro are looking likely to qualify but Denmark have a chance of putting pressure on the top two when they play Kazakhstan on Saturday in a crucial encounter.
Nonetheless, for Tottenham, Eriksen played 48 matches in all competitions this season, scoring 12 goals and supplying 23 assists, with 15 of those coming in the Premier League.