BBC pundit: This is the player you need to stop to blunt Tottenham (not Alli or Kane)
By Harvey Byrne
BBC pundit Pat Nevin believes Tottenham ace Christian Eriksen is more of a threat to opposing clubs than stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
The 25-year-old Denmark international is often over shadowed by his attacking teammates in the Spurs team.
However, he provided two assists in Saturday’s 4-2 defeat against Chelsea and his second ball to set-up Alli’s goal wowed onlookers.
The display has led to former Blues man Nevin claiming Eriksen is more of a danger than Kane or Alli and the pundit has told that in order to blunt Tottenham you have to stop the Dane.
“I had also droned on about the danger of Christian Eriksen and his delivery was spectacular again against us,” wrote Nevin in his column for the official Chelsea website.
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“He has made four and scored one against Chelsea this season, so it is him not Dele Alli or Harry Kane you really need to stop if you are going to blunt Spurs.”
Eriksen is more experienced than both Kane and Alli in the current Tottenham team after signing for £11million from Dutch side Ajax in the summer of 2013.
He has since managed to return 41 goals and 53 assists in 174 fixtures in total for Spurs since his move and with a return of seven strikes and 12 assists in 31 Premier League appearances this season he is proving key as the club sit in second place.
The ever-improving Denmark international also still has three years remaining on his contract at the club and Tottenham fans will be keen to see him remain for the foreseeable future.
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