Christian Eriksen has become one of Tottenham Hotspur’s key players, but on a night when top talent had to shine, the midfielder was stuck in the shadows.
The Denmark international started against Real Madrid in Tuesday night’s Champions League group match at the Bernabeu.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men headed into the fixture as underdogs, but they held their own in the Spanish capital.
At times, the North London outfit were severely under pressure, but some goalkeeping heroics from Hugo Lloris kept them in the game.
Harry Kane, who scored 11 goals in all competitions for Spurs in September, forced open the deadlock, but the ball came off Madrid’s Raphael Varane.
Cristiano Ronaldo levelled up the scoreline to 1-1 by converting from the penalty spot after Serge Aurier brought down Toni Kroos in the box.
Tottenham managed to hold on for a point, which delighted the fans, but there was one man that the supporters felt was lacklustre on the pitch.
My only slight disappointment was Eriksen, expected more. Winks, Sanchez are legends in the making #coys
— Dave (@davelinx1) October 17, 2017
— Cheeseroom FC 🧀⚽️ (@JMEmabbz) October 17, 2017
But what happened to Eriksen? Very very silent and anonymous. Was tightly marked though… #coys
— Kjetil Ermesjø (@KjetilErmesjo) October 17, 2017
I know some think we should have won but we didn't show enough in the final third. Eriksen and Llorente were lacking tbh #COYS
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) October 17, 2017
— Matt (@Spurs2380) October 17, 2017
— SERGE AURIER (@LukeGriffiths4_) October 17, 2017
Without being over critical I thought Eriksen's passing and decision making was below par
Now is not the time for negatives though#COYS
— Dan Tracey (@dantracey1983) October 17, 2017
Great team performance apart from eriksen #COYS
— Lou (@VickeryLou) October 17, 2017
— Sebastian (@Sebastian__4) October 17, 2017
Eriksen absolute pony but 10 other brilliant performances. Looked like we belonged there! #COYS 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— 👉🏼Steve👈🏼 (@paynotron) October 17, 2017
How was it that Sissoko played better than Eriksen tonight? #COYS
— Syafiq Ab Ⓜ (@SyafiqAb) October 17, 2017