Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen feels confident ahead of the upcoming European Championships, but he is not taking any success at the tournament for granted.

Ahead of the Danes’ opener against Finland tomorrow, the Inter man was interviewed by Danish news outlet Amstavisen and revealed that he and his teammates are prepared to take the opposition very seriously.

Eriksen believes that supporter can expect to see a highly motivated and organized Danish team at the Euros, but does not take this to mean that his team should automatically considered favourites in their opener.

Eriksen’s remarks reflect an understanding that being favourites for a match or playing at home do not guarantee any result, and show a hungry attitude ahead of the match against Finland.

Inter supporters will recognize this attitude in the Dane, who initially was rarely played by manager Antonio Conte when he signed in January of 2020.

However, gradually he became a fixture especially in the second half of the 2020-21 season where he played a key role in the Nerazurri’s Scudetto triumph.

Eriksen explained: “We play at home and, if you look at the FIFA rankings, we are favourites, but every match is different.”

“The statistics and rankings don’t matter once the match has started,” he continued, “it doesn’t matter if we’re favourites or not, we have to get out there and start well.”

On whether or not he considers the Danes to be dark horses, Eriksen had this to say:

“That role was assigned to us because we played well and played a style of football that was worth watching.

“Obviously we are confident but there are a lot of obstacles that we will have to overcome. Now we have to see how far we can go.”

For the former Ajax and Tottenham midfielder, the most important thing is that the team play well in the present moment, and not how the last eighteen months have gone for him at the San Siro.

“It doesn’t matter what happened the last eighteen months. Every tournament is special, it doesn’t matter where I’ve come from.”

“I don’t want to look backwards. I can’t wait to play this tournament. The way things are seen from the outside and the way that I think of them are completely different.”

“Even if the European Championships had been played seven months ago, I still would have been very confident.”