Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen is in the form of his life at present. Not only has the midfield maestro netted four goals in his last five outings, he is quickly becoming Spurs’ most vital player as they push for a top four spot in the Premier League.
Eriksen has been in outstanding form of late with his two goals in the second-leg of the League Cup semi-final earning Tottenham their first Wembley final appearance since 2009. The Dane’s league form has been very impressive too, as he has played a huge part in Tottenham’s recent turn around in fortunes that has seen them rise up to sixth in the table and just two points off a Champions League place.
Eriksen’s rich vein of scoring form isn’t the only thing that has caught the eye recently either. The Spurs ace has taken the bull by the horns in the Tottenham midfield, and his 89% pass-accuracy on Saturday speaks volumes of his current form. Eriksen has hit 11 goals in all competitions so far this season, and if the 22-year-old continues to find the net on such a regular basis, it will be very interesting to see how many goals he can go onto get this season.
When the Danish international arrived at White Hart Lane from Ajax in August 2013, not many people could have envisioned just how great an impact Eriksen would make in the Premier League. This season though, the midfielder has upped his game to the next level, and along with the excellent Harry Kane, the the Dane has been Spurs’ standout player so far.
It’s hard to believe that Eriksen is still only 22 – he plays well beyond his tender years – and when the playmaker doesn’t perform as well as his high standards allow him to, Tottenham noticeably suffer as a consequence . Few 22-year-old’s have that sort of effect on their team. Since the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane, the Spurs boss has seemed to have nurtured and developed Eriksen into an even better player.
Eriksen’s excellent performance at Bramall Lane last week has set up a League Cup final against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea later this month. The last time Spurs won a major trophy was the League Cup in 2008. With Tottenham hitting the right sort of form at just the right time – including beating Chelsea 5-3 last month – the Lilywhites will fancy their chances of upsetting their London rivals at Wembley on March 1st.
Despite being disappointingly knocked out of the FA Cup at home to Leicester City, Spurs have qualified comfortably for the knockout stages of the Europa League. They face Fiorentina over two legs within a month, as Spurs gear up for an influx of fixtures that will shape their season.
After a tough start to life in north London for Pochettino, he’s really stamped his authority on the club and things are really starting to click into place for the ex-Southampton boss. The Argentine is starting to get the best out of his players; the incredible emergence of young Harry Kane coupled with Christian Eriksen’s stunning form. With a cup final to look forward to, as well as the ongoing Premier League and European exploits to get their teeth into; the future is certainly starting to look bright again for Tottenham Hotspur.