Former Prem star tips Eriksen to do better in LaLiga than Coutinho

Date published: Saturday 4th May 2019 3:48

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Former Everton star Thomas Gravesen has tipped countryman Christian Eriksen to have more success in LaLiga than Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho made the £142million switch to Barcelona last year but has failed to fully settle, and has even been jeered off by his own fans on more than one occasion.

Eriksen meanwhile has been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona, and Gravesen thinks he would fit right in where the Brazilian so far hasn’t.

“I’ve always said that only Eriksen thinks carefully about where he plays,” Gravesen Ekstra Bladet.

“He can choose from any club in the world!

“There isn’t a place where Christian couldn’t play, and he’ll be great. It will be brilliant to see another Dane at Real Madrid. He has the talent to do it, and he would be under [Zinedine] Zidane’s wings at a club in the process of rebuilding.

“Christian knows that he can and must gamble. When a club are willing to pay such a huge price for him it’s because they want to build a team around Eriksen.

“Sometimes there’s a risk that he could end up like Philippe Coutinho.

“However, if Real Madrid spend millions on Eriksen, it’s because they have a clear plan for him.

“We would feel proud of having another Danish player [at Real Madrid], and it will also raise interest in Danish talent.”


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