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'They're too scared to go forward': Christian Eriksen slams Republic of Ireland for l
'They're too scared to go forward': Christian Eriksen slams Republic of Ireland for lacking drive to attack following their third goalless draw in four matches against Denmark

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Christian Eriksen believes the Republic of Ireland were 'too scared to go forward' during Denmark's dull goalless stalemate against Martin O'Neill's side on Monday. The Tottenham star didn't hold back in his assessment of the Irish side following their draw in Aarhus, sbobet24 which saw the hosts dominate possession but struggle to convert any of their 26 attempts at goal.

It was the fourth time Eriksen and Co have faced the Republic of Ireland in just over a year, which has produced three goalless draws and a 5-1 hammering by the Danes. And Eriksen appeared to be frustrated at how defensive his opponents were during their final UEFA Nations League game on Monday evening.

'They wasted a lot of time if they could,' Eriksen said in a post-match interview with Sky Sports. 'They took their time on everything and they rarely went forward so it was difficult to break them down. sbobet24 'That's why there was a few chances but normally the chances are big enough to score and to finish the game off but we didn't. There was a lot of defending of their side and us trying to attack against 11 men in their own half.'

After being reminded that it was their fourth encounter in over 12 months, Eriksen was asked whether Monday was the most offensive Ireland have been against Denmark. The 26-year-old didn't hold back when analysing their performance and game-plan.

He responded: 'No, I think they play like this in every game that we've played. sbobet24 In the second game against Ireland [where Denmark won 5-1] they wanted to go forward but of course they knew what happened when they went forward so that's probably why they were too scared to go forward.'

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