Thomas Delaney believes Denmark should forget about finding a replacement for Christian Eriksen for the upcoming internationals.

The Tottenham Hotspur star hasn’t joined up with his country due to injury.

Speaking to TV2 ahead of Denmark’s clash with the Republic of Ireland, Delaney was asked about who could fill the void left by the Tottenham player: “I do not think we should try to replace him with someone who plays the same way, because he is one of the best in Europe for what he does.

“He can’t be replaced one for one, so we have to find another way to play. Fortunately, it’s not up to me to find out who and how.”

Eriksen hasn’t played for Tottenham since last month when he featured in his side’s 2-1 victory over Brighton. Since then the Dane missed the crucial clash with Barcelona and last weekend’s victory over Cardiff City.

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A player of Eriksen’s ability has been undoubtedly missed by Tottenham but he’ll be sorely missed by Denmark in the next week.

After struggling with the pressure early on in his international career the playmaker has become the key figure for his country and was instrumental in Denmark reaching the World Cup in the summer.