Tottenham hero rejected Chelsea

Christian Eriksen has revealed that he could’ve been playing for Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League rivals Chelsea, if he had made a different decision at the age of 14.

The Danish international has revealed that following a few trials with the west London-based club, he was offered a contract, however, the midfielder felt the step was too big of a one to take so opted to join Dutch side Ajax – the club Spurs eventually secured his services from.

The 23-year-old has cemented himself as a key player in Mauricio Pochettino’s side having already bettered his debut season of seven Premier League goals already – he has nine so far this campaign and has already made more starts in England’s top flight (25) than last time out (23).

Eriksen is expected to start today’s Capital One Cup final against the club he almost joined,┬ádespite playing 90 minutes on Thursday as Spurs exited the Europa League to Fiorentina following a 2-0 defeat in Florence.