Christian Eriksen confirmed why he’s being linked with Man United and Tottenham by serving to Brentford pile the distress on struggling Southampton… even when he is not at his greatest, the Dane conjures up the Bees
They are saying the signal of true champions is successful even if you end up not taking part in properly. The identical might be attributed to people.
But although he did not hit the heights of a few of his current virtuoso performances, he was nonetheless on the coronary heart of all that went proper for his facet towards the struggling Saints.
Christian Eriksen impressed once more as Brentford beat Southampton 3-0 within the Premier League
The midfielder’s present deal is about to run out and the Bees wish to persuade him to not depart
It was his pinpoint nook that discovered the chest of Ivan Toney after 13 minutes, the striker in a position to convey the ball down and tee up Pontus Jansson for the opener.
It was his surging run a minute later that was halted by Mohammed Salisu’s foul, just for referee Michael Salisbury to play benefit and permit Yoane Wissa to make it two.
It’s the sort of affect that has seen the 30-year-old linked with Manchester United and even a return to Tottenham. His short-term deal involves an finish this summer time and curiosity is understandably mounting.
Captain Jansson and people at Brentford are nonetheless hopeful Eriksen might be persuaded to remain put.
MATCH FACTS, PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE AND PLAYER RATINGS
Brentford (4-3-3): Raya 6; Ajer 7, Jansson 7, Sorensen 6, Henry 6.5; Norgaard 6.5, Jensen 6 (Younger-Coombes, 87), Eriksen 7.5; Mbeumo 6 (Baptiste 81), Toney 8, Wissa 7 (Dasilva 69, 6).
Scorers: Jansson 13, Wissa 14, Ajer 79.
Supervisor: Thomas Frank 7.5.
Southampton (4-4-2): Forster 5; Walker-Peters 5.5, Bednarek 5, Salisu 4.5, Perraud 5.5; S Armstrong 6 (Romeu 83), Ward-Prowse 6, Diallo 5.5 (Elyounoussi 64, 6), Redmond 6; A Armstrong 5, Broja 5.
Supervisor: Ralph Hasenhuttl 5.
Referee: Michael Salisbury 7.
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‘He has made an enormous distinction with what he has achieved within the final three months, it has been unbelievable,’ mentioned the Bees skipper. ‘Hopefully he stays. He’s a world-class participant.
‘He would begin most video games for any membership he went to as a result of he is among the greatest gamers within the Premier League. In fact we wish him to proceed to play for us.’
How Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl should miss that feeling of being wished. The Saints supervisor was subjected to chants of ‘sacked within the morning’ from his personal followers within the 83rd minute. A run of 1 win in 10 video games has cranked up the strain on the Austrian.
‘We have been actually poor,’ mentioned Stuart Armstrong. ‘Apologies to the followers, it should have been a tough watch. The nice kind appears a very long time in the past now.’
Ralph Hasenhuttl faces strain over a run of seven losses and one win in 10 for Southampton