Redknapp: Tottenham 26-yr-old has proved Guardiola laughably wrong with sensational campaign
By Richard Parks
Jamie Redknapp has hailed Christian Eriksen in the Daily Mail as Tottenham’s “silent assassin” who has made huge strides during the best season of his career.
The high-profile pundit explained how the attacking midfielder’s contribution to an impressive Spurs campaign is further proof of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s ability to develop and improve players.
Redknapp also insisted that Eriksen’s excellence has demonstrated how Pep Guardiola’s criticism of Tottenham as a one-man team has turned out to be laughably wide of the mark.
“Eriksen is Tottenham’s silent assassin,” Redknapp wrote in the Mail. “He gets on with his job and does it quietly but brilliantly.
“Pep Guardiola called Tottenham the ‘Harry Kane team’ before the turn of the year and those comments have not aged well. Spurs are anything but.
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“I am a huge admirer of Mauricio Pochettino because he is a manager who improves players. He has done that with Dele Alli and Eric Dier, but none more so than with Eriksen.”
Football Insider verdict:
You would have to travel far and wide to find a Spurs fan who does not appreciate the contribution of Eriksen this season. The Great Dane has taken his career to a new level with a series of outstanding performances that not only make Guardiola’s one-man team comments look ridiculous, but also have established him as one of the best players in the Premier League. His stats are great – 14 goals and 10 assists from 40 matches in all competitions – but it is Eriksen’s consistency and durability that is also impressive. He barely misses a game, puts the team before himself every time and his standards never seem to drop. He is an absolute gem, and, secretly, Pep must surely know that.
In other Tottenham news, the club are working on a deal to sign a 29-year-old left footer who would be a sensational signing.