Players to watch 2017/18 – Eriksen spurred on


It must have been a difficult summer for Tottenham fans. Kyle Walker has left for Manchester City, Danny Rose has criticised the club and Christian Eriksen said he would be open to his dream move to Spanish giants Barcelona. Couple this with the fact that no players have signed for the London club and it is understandable why the fans are restless. Fortunately Eriksen has not left, yet. With Neymar leaving the Spanish club they are looking to replace him with Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho but if that fails it is not beyond the realms of possibility they would swoop for Tottenham’s great Dane. If he stays at Tottenham though their chaotic season, which will see them play their home games at Wembley, could be salvaged.

Eriksen has played for ‘Spurs’ since he moved to London in 2013 from Ajax for around £11 million. He played regularly in his first year and performed well. He has represented Tottenham 134 times and scored 31 goals. Eriksen has become a vital part of the team and if they do keep hold of him he will continue to improve his game as he has done in the past.

It is vital that they keep hold of the Danish midfielder. He brings real quality to the team. He is great from set pieces and creates a wealth of chances even when he is pushed out wide and out of position. He has the ability to change games and move into areas unnoticed and really cause teams damage.

He does not have the pace that many think of when you speak about attackers but he has pure quality. Tottenham boss Maurico Pochettino will be hoping to keep Barcelona away from him as he will rely heavily on Eriksen this season.

This season will be difficult for Tottenham. They have struggled to bring in players to improve their squad and their current stars seem to be getting frustrated. Fans and people associated with the club can feel positive with the relationship between Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Eriksen. While the other two of the trio grab the majority of  the headlines the former Ajax man brings just as much to the attack. He often goes under the radar but performs well and consistently.

This year and the current situation could be the making of Eriksen. Expectations are high at ‘Spurs’ and he is one player with European experience and top level quality who could help them progress in the Champions League, something they made a real mess of last season. It will be tough for Tottenham in the league. Everybody around them has improved their squad with big money signings. Tottenham are the odd ones out in that regard. They are hoping their tight group of players can continue to perform.

A lot of eyes will be on ‘Spurs’ this season and their will be huge pressure on their biggest stars, mainly Kane and Alli. Eriksen has less pressure on him but Barcelona’s interest in him underline just how much quality he possesses. He will be the rock in the attacking third for Tottenham, creating chances and scoring vital goals. When the big moments come expect him to deliver. He makes other players around him shine but this season will be his year at Tottenham.

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