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Tottenham assured over use of Eriksen in Denmark friendly

Denmark's coach Morten Olsen has assured Tottenham counterpart Tim Sherwood that Christian Eriksen will only play against England if he is fully fit. The Spurs midfielder requires a fitness test ahead of the Wembley friendly after suffering a muscle problem in his back during a Europa League game last week.

Olsen said: "If Eriksen can play we will use him but he would have to be 100 per-cent.

"When he is only 99 per-cent he will not play. He's a young player who has never had such an injury before, so it's a difficult one to call.

"We have to wait and see, I think it's always a game against time, probably he can play on Saturday for Tottenham.

"I don't think he can play, we'll wait and see, but I can only say to Tottenham that I will not risk him.

"They can be sure that our medics are very good, our physios and the back specialist and so on.

"It's very important that he is here in the squad because we haven't been together for three months.

"But Tottenham can be sure that if he's any less than 100 per-cent I will not use him."

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