By Dominic Toner
Alan Shearer believes that Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has been “poor” this season.
The 24-year-old played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as Spurs completed a dramatic 3-2 victory against London rivals West Ham, with Harry Kane scoring a late brace to snatch the three points.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side continued their unbeaten start in the Premier League and are just three points off league leaders Liverpool.
West Ham put up a great performance at White Hart Lane despite defeat and Spurs struggled for large parts of the game.
BBC pundit Shearer claims that Eriksen has been below par all season after another disappointing display.
“Eriksen who I think has been poor this season, hasn’t contributed enough,” Shearer said on BBC’s Match of the Day programme.
Eriksen has been a regular starter this season in Pochettino’s side and has now failed to score in 11 league appearances.
The attacking midfielder scored two goals in an EFL Cup victory against Gillingham in September, but has failed to replicate that form in the Premier League and Champions League.
He moved to White Hart Lane in 2013 from Ajax and has set a high standard with the north London club.
Eriksen scored 12 goals across all competitions during each of his first two seasons with Spurs and contributed with eight last campaign.
The Denmark international has struggled this season in front of goal and is also becoming less involved in games.
Pochettino turned to wide man Heung-Min Son against West Ham and the 24-year-old made a huge impact with his positive movement, with Havard Nordtveit bringing him down in the penalty area which allowed Kane to score the winning goal.
Eriksen will fear losing his place in a highly competitive squad and will be keen to get back to the level that he knows he is capable of.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s supporters reacted to Heung-Min Son’s performance against West Ham.