Age Hareide: Eriksen would be able to shine at either Real Madrid or Barcelona

Christian Eriksen, last year. Photo by Andrew Lewis/Frozen in Motion/REX/Shutterstock (9468498cg)

Denmark national team manager Age Hareide has praised Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and said none of the midfielders who play for Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona are at the same level as the 26-year-old.

Eriksen has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and played a crucial role for Spurs during the past two seasons as they narrowly missed out on Premier League success. He also showed his class by leading Denmark to the world cup in Russia by scoring a hat-trick during his nation’s playoff against the Republic of Ireland last November and has subsequently been linked with a possible move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Hareide feels that Eriksen will be able to cope at one of the two Spanish giants and during an interview with Ritzau via Tipsbladet, he said: “I think he is a type that can adapt to anything. Give him a ball, then the ball will speak for him wherever he is. Christian is a type that just gets better from dealing with better football players. When looking at the players that play centrally for Real Madrid and Barcelona, none of them are better than Christian. Luka Modric came from Tottenham to Real Madrid, and he was not as good as Christian.