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Christian Eriksen has heaped praise on Troy Parrott – and said he hopes to see his Tottenham teammate on the pitch when the Republic of Ireland meet Denmark in their crucial EURO 2020 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium on Monday night.

The Spurs pair could come up against each other when their respected countries clash in a pivotal game in the Irish capital.

Eriksen, who scored twice in Denmark’s 5-0 victory over Gibraltar on Friday evening, will start in attack for the Dane’s and will be looking for a repeat of when he last visited this part of Europe and scored a hat-trick to send his side to the 2018 World Cup with a 5-1 victory back in November 2017.

As for 17-year-old Parrott, he’ll be hoping his 63-minute cameo against New Zealand the previous night will be enough to earn him his first competitive start for Ireland, who must win the game in order to qualify for next summer’s tournament.

Eriksen told the Irish Examiner: “I hope Troy plays as it will be good fun to see him on the pitch. He has showed in training and games for Spurs that he’s capable of joining in at the highest level.

“For a player so young, he is a great striker who makes brilliant runs and scores with excellent finishes. Troy is not a shy guy. He stands his ground against defenders.

“I read that he did very well on his Ireland debut against New Zealand and I expect him to play lots more matches for Ireland and Tottenham.”

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