Monday, November 18th, 2013
The prognosis doesn’t sound great, and Tottenham are going to demand compensation.
Spurs summer signing Christian Eriksen has been struggling to fully break into the first team at White Hart Lane thus far, however the Danish midfielder is now set for a prolonged period on the sidelines after he picked up a bad injury in Denmark’s 2-1 win over Norway.
The Denmark coach confirmed after the friendly game that Eriksen would be out for around 4-6 weeks, and according to Danish website bt.dk Tottenham are now demanding the Fifa compensate their loss.
According to Fifa’s own rules, world football’s governing body agrees to pay compensation to clubs if a player gets injured during an international friendly fixture. Fifa’s rules stipulate that compensation will be owed to clubs for every day a player misses beyond the first 28 days that a player is injured on international duty. That compensation value is directly linked to the player’s salary.
That being the case, Tottenham are set to demand $1.5m from Fifa for Eriksen’s wages according to bt.dk.
As for the perpetrator of Eriksen’s injury, Norway defender Vegard Forren has since said “sorry” to the Spurs man for his injury whilst also saying that football is a “contact sport”.