Christian Eriksen
Eriksen could feature against England despite back injury.

Denmark will risk the wrath of Tim Sherwood and Tottenham Hotspur and play Christian Eriksen against England despite his club manager ruling him out of Wednesday's friendly.

The 22-year-old was named in Morten Olsen's Denmark squad for the Wembley clash but his participation was ruled out by the Spurs boss, who told talkSPORT his player was struggling with a back injury.

But Denmark boss Olsen has ignored the wishes of his Tottenham counterpart, telling the Danish press that the former Ajax midfielder is likely to have a role to play against Roy Hodgson's side despite a crucial Premier League clash with Chelsea waiting on Saturday evening.

"He is a player who plays in the Premier League and doing well in the league," Olsen told Danish outlet BT Sport. "The English come with players who played all through the winter with lots of matches, so the more players we have in the same situation, the better it will be for us."

Olsen did offer Sherwood some comfort however, claiming no unnecessary risks will be taken with the midfielder.

"We take no chances. He should be 100 per cent ready. We think there is enough time."

After scoring an excellent free kick to help his side overturn a first leg defeat in the Europa League and progress to the last 16, Eriksen was left out of the Spurs side that beat Cardiff City 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

However Sherwood is likely to be concerned should his key player run the risk of aggravating a knock against England with such a crucial run of fixtures awaiting the club. After Saturday's visit to Stamford Bridge, Spurs take on Portuguese league leaders Benfica before they host Arsenal in the season's second north London derby three days later.

Their Europa League return leg in Lisbon then awaits before Spurs see out the month of March with games against Southampton and Liverpool in a run of games pivotal to their Champions League aspirations.