Jamie Redknapp has said that Christian Eriksen doesn’t get the praise he deserves after another “sublime” performance for Tottenham in their 2-2 draw against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday night.
Eriksen was at the heart of everything that Tottenham did last night and scored the equalising goal that ensures his side go in as favourites for the second leg at Wembley on March 7.
Redknapp also compared him to Philippe Coutinho, the former Liverpool player who moved to Barcelona in January for £142m, and to Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne.
Eriksen is highly rated but doesn’t seem to get as much praise at Tottenham as fellow attackers Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
But Redknapp thinks he’s every bit as valuable as those two players.
Talking on the Debate show on Sky Sports (Wednesday, 11am), Redknapp said: “Eriksen, he was sublime today. Everything he does, he’s a class act, he makes everything look so simple.
“He doesn’t get the notoriety that other players do, maybe because he just goes about his business, but he’s up there with Coutinho for me.
“He gives them that edge, that sharpness. He’s a very special player, he is their Kevin De Bruyne, that’s the capability he has.”
Redknapp also said that while Tottenham’s performance was brilliant, there is one thing they need to address and improve on – conceding early goals in big matches.
Juventus took a 2-0 lead in Turin last night and Tottenham had to be brilliant just to get a draw.
“It was a brilliant performance but they have to look at conceding early goals in big games. Alderweireld is a huge loss to them.”
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