Christian Eriksen has said he and his Denmark teammates want to play in fixtures during the current international break despite an ongoing disagreement with the Danish FA.
Denmark’s senior players are currently locked in a dispute with the country’s football association over commercial rights and the likes of Eriksen, Kaspar Schmeichel and Andreas Christensen are all affected.
Eriksen was set to play against Slovakia and Wales over the next few days but reports earlier this week appeared to confirm the 26-year-old will remain with Tottenham in London as the dispute, which has apparently been going on since January, continues.
Those reports also claimed Denmark could be exiled from Euro 2020 if they forfeit upcoming games, but Eriksen appears to have offered the FA an olive branch.
“We have to solve this conflict now, not just digging the ditches deeper,” Eriksen told Spillerforeningen, according to Sky Sports. “So we’re happy to stretch our hand again, even though DBU put it away in the first try.
“Let’s renew the old deal by one month. We will play the international matches this week, and then we have time after the two international matches to negotiate the entire agreement.
“We could all be home in our clubs who pay our wages – at home by our wives and children. We are not here for the money.
“We are here because we love to play for Denmark – and proud of the many millions we play for children and the breadth of Danish football, and the work we do for the whole of Danish football.”
Sky Sports’ report suggests the Danish FA could call up the nation’s futsal players for this week’s meeting with Wales if the likes of Eriksen remain unavailable.
It’s certainly a strange situation, and Spurs fans will be hoping it doesn’t affect Eriksen’s club form in any way.