Bryan Mbeumo dribbled the ball almost from midfield in the 54th minute and, after attracting the three Chelsea players returning to defend the play, the Frenchman layed the ball to Christian Eriksen inside the box to that he defined at will before Édouard Mendy. The Dane, in 5 minutes, turned the score around at Stamford Bridge and could only do one thing: smile. logical, of course. The ball had just entered the Blues’ goal after subtly dribbling the ball over the French goalkeeper and, from the ground, Eriksen’s face was already reflecting a wide smile. For beating Chelsea at home, for this being his first goal with the jersey of the beesto see goal again for his club almost 10 months later, Christian Eriksen could only smile.
But the happiness of the Brentford midfielder was not going to stop there. Thomas Frank’s pupils, in addition to achieving a historic victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, a fact that the Bees had only achieved once in their history, back in 1939, ended up thrashing the Blues 1-4. And Christian Eriksen, who played the 90 minutes of the match, was awarded, both by the Premier League and by Brentford itself, the ‘MOTM’ (Man of the Match) award. In four games with the London team, the Danish midfielder has 1 goal and 1 assist, but Taking into account the games played by Eriksen in the national team break, there are already 3 consecutive games scoring for the Brentford footballer. In his return to a call-up with Denmark after the incident at the last European Championship, the Danish international scored against the Netherlands and Serbia, the last of these at the Parken Stadion in Copenhagen.
The Stamford Bridge goal is also the first goal that Christian Eriksen has scored with his club since May 23, 2021, in a match corresponding to matchday 38 of Serie A.he scored one of the 5 goals that Inter Milan endorsed Udinese to celebrate the Scudetto achieved last year. 10 months and 7 days later, Christian Eriksen returned to perforate the rival goal with a shirt that was not his national team. And he also did it in the Premier League, a league in which he had not scored since 2019when a month before leaving Tottenham in the 2020 winter market to join the ranks of the Nerazzurri team, he saw the goal against Norwich City at Carrow Road.
Eriksen and his continuity at Brentford
While the Danish midfielder couldn’t help but smile after beating Édouard Mendy and beating Chelsea, the technician of the bees He couldn’t hide either, even before the match, his satisfaction at having a player of the stature of Christian Eriksen at his commandas well as his wish that he can continue at Brentford beyond this season. Eriksen’s contract with the London team expires on June 30. And, although there are many teams that will want to acquire his services once the Dane has recovered from his heart problems, Brentford have not lost the battle.
Days ago, Eriksen declared that, when it came time to return to the pitch, “the (Danish) Superliga was not one of my options. Certainly, I also thought about my family, but it would not have been the best stage for my career” . Instead, the Dane decided to return to England, to the Premier League, as “the Brentford was the perfect choice, the best option at that time. I also had other options”. That is why, although he has not made a decision regarding looking for a new team during the next summer transfer market, continuing at Brentford is a possibility that is present in Eriksen’s head: “I am not worried about the future, I think about the here and now. At some point I will make a decision, which could even be to stay”.