“Playing against Real will always be special for any footballer”

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Christian Eriksen doesn’t think there is any reason for his team to be afraid of Real Madrid. The Denmark international is enjoying a fine run of form and would play a crucial role when the club face Madrid at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Eriksen has faced the Galacticos before, as his side, Ajax, were seeded in the same group. Ajax ended up losing both the fixtures, with an aggregate scoreline of 8-2.

The midfielder believes Tottenham are better equipped to handle the challenge and have everything necessary to walk away with something positive.

“You need quality and belief. I think we have both so I don’t think we should be scared of anything,” he told Sky Sports, quoted Daily Star.

“I haven’t won there yet so I need to change something. Of course it’s a special stadium, a special place.”

Eriksen revealed how special it would be for the club and him personally to play at the Bernabeu, considering the players Real Madrid have in their ranks.

He continued: “Playing against Real will always be special for any footballer with the history they have and the players there so it will be a good test, to see how far we’ve really come.”

Spurs have managed to finish third and second in their two consecutive Premier League campaigns, which only goes on to show their capability of matching the very best. And they’d be hoping for something similar at the Bernabeu as well.

“Overall with the consistency over the last two seasons, we’ve definitely proved that we are a team that will hopefully have a very nice and very tough game at the Bernabeu,” Eriksen concluded.

Tottenham and Real Madrid have both won their first two group-stage fixtures, with Los Blancos sitting at the top of the table thanks to their superior goal difference. On Wednesday, at least one team would cede their 100% run in the campaign, and Eriksen would most certainly be hoping that it would be their rivals.