Manchester United and Denmark star Christian Eriksen names Ronaldinho goal vs England in 2002 World Cup as the greatest
Denmark international and Manchester United star Christian Eriksen names the goal Ronaldinho scored against England in the 2002 World Cup as the greatest.
The Brazilian icon scored a memorable long-range free-kick against the Three Lions in the quarter-finals. The Selecao ended up lifting the golden trophy in Japan, the South American nation’s fifth overall.
Speaking on the club’s official website, Eriksen remembered Ronaldinho’s goal as his first memory of the prestigious tournament. He was also asked about the greatest goal in World Cup history and named the Brazilian’s free-kick.
“I would almost say the first memory that pops up is Ronaldinho scoring against England [in 2002], I think that’s the first memory I have from a World Cup.
“The Ronaldinho one [against England] wasn’t too bad – whether he meant it or not I don’t know!”
The Danish national is set to participate in his third World Cup for the national side. In 2010, the 30-year-old played a part in the Red and Whites’ campaign in South Africa.
However, when the prestigious tournament was held in Brazil in 2014, the Scandinavian country missed out on qualification. In the end, Germany were crowned champions.
Denmark returned to the fold in 2018 in Russia. And they made it to the round of 16, losing on penalties to eventual finalists Croatia.
The Red and Whites went on a strong run at Euro 2020, making it to the semi-finals. Unfortunately, Eriksen missed most of the tournament after collapsing on the pitch in the first game against Finland.
Thankfully, the midfielder has gotten back to his best. And the 30-year-old’s arrival at United has seen him play some of his best football. The former Tottenham Hotspur star was signed as a free agent in the recent transfer window and his quality has surprised some fans.
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Hopefully, Eriksen has a good tournament with Denmark in Qatar and comes back to Manchester in good shape. He has become an essential part of Erik ten Hag’s starting lineup and the 30-year-old will evidently be crucial to our success this season.