Christian Eriksen, a midfielder for Manchester United and Denmark, has named Roma legend Francesco Totti and Danish icon Michael Laudrup as his football idols..
The 30-year-old was taking part in a Manchester United fan Q&A session when he was asked who he tried to model his game on as a kid.
Michael Laudrup’s love of Totti is unsurprising given his Danish heritage, but he says it stems from an unusual source – one to which we can all probably relate.
“I had two,” Eriksen said, according to the club’s official website. “Totti because I used to play Football Manager..
“Following that, it was the one and only Michael Laudrup. I liked him because he was Danish and I liked his style..
Eriksen has previously stated that ‘every player in Denmark’ aspires to play like Michael Laudrup, despite the fact that he has been most closely compared to him.
He has had to deal with that pressure since his debut, and he has previously discussed how he has dealt with it..
Eriksen stated in 2014, “I’ve always had it, so I’ve learned to live with it.” “Because every player has a different style of play and a different talent, people look at you differently.”
“But in the position I play, you need a little pressure..
Many young players are constantly compared to people who are a little older. Or the Danish newspapers with Laudrup, but I was used to it from the start..
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