By Aramide Oladipo
Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has heaped huge praise on Tottenham attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen and claimed that he should be considered as a world-class player.
The 25-year-old has become an integral part of the Spurs first-team over the last couple of seasons, forming a deadly partnership with teammates Dele Alli and Harry Kane up top.
The Spurs ace has been in fine form during the early stages of season, scoring a total of three goals and providing four assists in all competitions.
Writing in his column for the Times, Souness was quick to point out that the Dane although he mentioned that he still needs to toughen up when it comes to the big matches.
“He’s a little craftsman, a delight to watch and a wizard on his day,” he wrote.
“He can thread a ball through the eye of a needle, has an eye for goal, knows how to get on the ball in that position, which can be a crowded area, and has lovely feet.
“At £11m from Ajax, there’s a strong argument that he’s the only good signing Tottenham made with the £86m they received for Gareth Bale four years ago, when you consider the others were Paulinho, Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches and Erik Lamela.
“My only slight reservation about him is that he could perhaps be bullied out of a game, as he was to an extent at the Bernabeu, whereas Kane would not be intimidated by any occasion or any player.”
The Denmark international struggled to assert his authority against Champions League holders Real Madrid in midweek whilst his teammates blossomed in the Spanish capital.
Eriksen has also demonstrated his class on the international stage, scoring six goals and providing four assists in his last seven appearances for Denmark, guiding them to a World Cup playoff place.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will be hopeful that the attacking midfielder can continue to deliver the goods for his side throughout the remainder of the season.
In other Tottenham news, Sky Sports have revealed a crucial update on reported transfer talks with a European giant.