AC Milan defender Simon Kjaer discussed Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen and his appearance record with the Danish national team in an interview with Danish broadcaster TV2 earlier today.
“Unless Christian gets injured, or decides to start bowling, he will be at the top of the appearance list. And he deserves it, even if the road ahead is long and not easy.
“It’s not just one season, it will take years before we get up there. But I hope so, and I think he’ll probably succeed.”
The 31-year-old Dane also spoke positively about the 28-year-old Nerazzurri midfielder, who has been criticised by many since his arrival in Milan in January.
“Christian is a person who respects everyone 100% both on and off the pitch. We are all aware of the qualities he has on the pitch, but he is also a good person off it, which is why I really appreciate him more.”
Eriksen, who is contracted to the Nerazzurri until 2024, has made 98 appearances for the Danish national team since his debut in 2010. In that time, he has scored 32 goals and provided 23 assists, including one goal in the World Cup.
The player with the most caps for the Danish national team is former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who tops the list with 129 appearances.
The 28-year-old Dane has struggled to convince coach Antonio Conte since his arrival from Spurs earlier this year. The player has not adapted well to Conte’s system, despite the formation being changed to better incorporate his qualities.