By Russell Edge
Tottenham midfield star Christian Eriksen has revealed that he has beginning to think more like a striker and that is helping his performances.
The Danish playmaker was the star man for his country on Tuesday as he scored a hat trick in their world cup qualifying clash against the Republic of Ireland to fire the Danes to a 5-1 win and into next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.
His 11 goals throughout the qualifying campaign was the best return for a midfielder and he has surprisingly revealed that the secret to making that step to the next level was to begin to think like those further up the field.
He told Sky Sports after the clash in Dublin: “It’s not that often I score any hat-trick, so it’s obviously incredible.
“I think mentally I’ve grown up, I am taking more shots, than passing. I am thinking more like a striker.”
Eriksen has shown that he is not just a creator of goals but a sharp shooter himself, with 46 goals and 60 assists for Tottenham in 194 appearances.
This season has been no different, as he has netted as any goals as he has provided assists for his team mates, with four of each in 15 outings across all competitions.
He will be hoping to continue his fine form when the Lilywhites visit fierce rivals Arsenal on Saturday for the north London derby, which pits third placed Spurs against a Gunners side sitting in sixth.
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