‘We have already won a cup, so we have to make it a really successful season. We have a great squad, so I am really positive to get a good final stage of the season and even more silverware.’
Eriksen’s comeback is a month ahead of schedule, but Ten Hag is still unhappy over the challenge by Reading striker Andy Carroll that left his player with ankle ligament damage.
‘It was not for nothing that I was so angry about that tackle,’ he added. ‘It was a really bad tackle and a really bad injury. We first feared we lost him for the whole season.’
The Dutchman also maintains that neither of the red cards shown to Casemiro against Crystal Palace and Southampton were deserved as the Brazilian serves out his latest suspension.
Asked if Casemiro has been unfairly treated by referees, Ten Hag replied: ‘I don’t know. I trust the refs. But for me, both were definitely not red cards.
‘Everyone who knows football, you know it is not a red card because you can send off players in every game in the Premier League.’