THOMAS FRANK believes Christian Eriksen is ready for a mission in Denmark just nine months after his shock cardiac arrest.
The 30-year-old midfielder has not played for the national team since he collapsed into cardiac arrest in his country’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland in June.
But the former Tottenham ace is back and tearing it up in the Premier League after making his first start in the 3-1 win at Norwich last time out and a Guest appearance from the bench against Newcastle.
And today he faces his first home start against relegation contenders Burnley.
Frank said: “Of course, I think the decision is up to Kasper again.
“Fitness wise? He is ready. He’s played 98 minutes against Norwich, hopefully he’ll play 90 against Burnley and 90 against Leicester and that’s a very good number of minutes then.
“It’s not like he’s never played football or tried anything.
“He’s a very experienced player and person, but I think that’s a conversation Christian and Kasper should have together.”
Eriksen sealed a move to the Bees hoping to play in Qatar when the World Cup kicks off in November.
He could be called up for Denmark’s friendlies against the Netherlands and Serbia later this month.
When asked if he spoke regularly to international managers, Frank replied: “The Danish manager (Kasper Hjulmand) of course, because I know him well.
“I’ve spoken to Gareth Southgate a few times but only about players in general, nothing specific.
“If you want to know, you can always call me. If not, they do their job and I know they scout the players a lot.”
Frank credited Ivan Toney for regaining the confidence of Bees fans with his hat-trick against the Canaries, which included two stone-cold penalties.
It came just over a month after Toney apologized to Frank and fans over a video went viral when he said “f**k Brentford”.
The West London boss said: “I don’t think he could have timed it much better by scoring a goal and then being right in the corner with the Brentford fans.
“That was clever of him. It was good timing and how he celebrated with the fans and the team.
“Each player has a responsibility to be as perfect as possible, but each individual is only human and trying their best.
“Any Brentford fan should be extremely lucky and privileged to have a player like Ivan representing the club.”
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