Ryan Giggs has said his Wales side must be wary of the threat Tottenham star Christian Eriksen poses when Denmark arrive in Cardiff tonight.
Eriksen, who is set to captain Denmark against Wales in the UEFA Nations League clash, scored twice in the reverse fixture in Aarhus.
The Dane recently returned from a stomach injury lay-off and has only featured intermittently for Spurs in recent matches.
But Denmark will be relying on their captain to open Wales up, and Giggs knows Eriksen can be the difference maker if the hosts aren’t cautious.
“He’s a fantastic player and was the difference in Aarhus,” Giggs said in a press conference (via Sky Sports).
“We have to be aware of his qualities and we are. But it’s one thing setting out a plan to stop him, it’s another actually doing it.
“He’s up there as one of the top Premier League performers, and he’s done it for a consistent amount in both scoring and making goals.
“He can be the difference, but it’s the same for them trying to stop our quality players hurting them.”
Eriksen has been one of the star performers for both Tottenham and Denmark in recent years, leading to rumours of a possible move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
The 26-year-old’s current contract expires at the end of next season, and reports suggest Spurs could have a difficult time convincing him to extend his deal any time soon.
Hopefully a new contract is somehow sorted in the near future to calm a few nerves among the Tottenham supporters.