Christian Eriksen is still a ‘hell player’ as Brentford goalkeeper David Raya reveals Denmark star shines in training


Brentford goalkeeper David Raya has hailed the ‘incredible’ signing of Christian Eriksen and insists the Dane remains ‘a hell of a player’.

Eriksen signed for the Bees in a shock in January, dismissing the Premier League after being released by Inter Milan.

Eriksen is working towards full fitness for Brentford
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Christian Eriksen is still a 'hell player' as Brentford goalkeeper David Raya reveals Denmark star shines in training
Fans will be able to see him back on the pitch in a few weeks
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The former Tottenham star suffered cardiac arrest during a Denmark game at Euro 2020 and hasn’t played a competitive game since.

Eriksen was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which prevented him from competing in Italy, but Premier League rules allow the 29-year-old to play.

Brentford will hope the midfielder can return to top-flight form with Spurs and new team-mate Raya has already seen glimpses of it in training.

The Spaniard told talkSPORT: “It was amazing, to have a player of his quality, the career he had.

“He is a top player and a top person as well, he can help us on and off the pitch in many ways, with his knowledge of football and his experience off the pitch.

“It’s been a difficult week to come in because we were preparing for City, he arrived on Monday and we focused on the game for two days.

Christian Eriksen is still a 'hell player' as Brentford goalkeeper David Raya reveals Denmark star shines in training
Eriksen left a good impression on Raya
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“I haven’t seen him much, but from what I’ve seen he’s a hell of a player.

“The way he passes, crosses, movements and everything – you can see the quality he has and the footballing brain he has is amazing.”

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