By Dominic Toner
Thierry Henry has admitted that he has always “loved” Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen.
The ex-Arsenal striker has revealed his admiration for the 24-year-old and believes he showed his qualities in the win against West Brom.
Spurs recorded a comfortable 4-0 home win against the Baggies on Saturday and Eriksen grabbed an assist, while team-mate Harry Kane scored a sensational hat-trick.
Eriksen has thrived recently from being an integral part of a dangerous front three alongside Kane and Dele Alli.
Henry explained that he has followed Eriksen since his time with Ajax and hailed him as a great player during the Monday Night Football programme on Sky Sports One.
“I always loved him as a player, even when he was at Ajax,” Henry said, as quoted by Sky Sports’ website. “His understanding of the game, the way he finds the right pocket of space and he’s patient in it. Afterwards he has the quality to deliver and we saw it against West Brom on Saturday.”
Eriksen completed a move to White Hart Lane in 2013 from Dutch giants Ajax and has become a popular figure at the club.
The attacking midfielder has racked up 158 appearances for the north London club and is one of Mauricio Pochettino’s most trusted players.
He has made 27 appearances this season across all competitions this season, scoring seven goals and supplying nine assists.
Spurs have emerged as serious title contenders this campaign and have moved up to second in the Premier League table, but must still catch leaders Chelsea who are seven points ahead of them.
Pochettino’s side have won their last seven consecutive games across all competitions and will be looking to extend that record against Manchester City on Saturday.
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