Tottenham playmaking star: "I have a lot more to show!"

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark at Euro 2012

Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen believes that he still has more to offer despite an impressive start to life in the Premier League.

The Danish international joined Spurs at the end of August as Andre Villas-Boas went on a spending spree to improve his squad, and whilst many of those players may already be heading for the exit door, Eriksen has been a shining light following his £11.5m move from Dutch side Ajax.

Even despite injury problems in his first season, Eriksen proved his worth to the Tottenham faithful with positive displays over the Christmas break, scoring a sublime free kick against West Brom and also bagging a headed goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford – which proved to be the winner in a 2-1 win for Tim Sherwood's side.

But Eriksen still believes he can improve and isn't resting on his laurels, and the 21-year-old was speaking after winning the Danish Player of the Year award for 2013.

"I have a lot more to show", Eriksen told the Tottenham official site. "I’m lucky I can provide goals and create some chances, but I can still do better and I will work every day to do that. It’s been a good career until now and I’m really happy to win the Danish award and to score some goals. I'm really happy to play here."

Eriksen already has 42 caps for Denmark at the age of just 21, and after almost four years of service to the national team, he will surely be looking to break Peter Schmeichel's Danish cap record of 129 in the future, with at least ten years of international action in him. By that time, Eriksen may have become one of the star playmakers in world football with Spurs, or even another club.

With Erik Lamela struggling to settle in the Premier League, a lot of the creative burden falls on the shoulders of Eriksen, who was a star for Ajax in the Eredivisie and attracted interest from many of the world's biggest clubs before finally leaving to sign for Spurs last summer, and if he continues to improve – like he believes he will do in the coming years at White Hart Lane – then those clubs will be surrounding him once again.

The potential was evident for all to see whilst Eriksen was with Ajax, and despite showing signs of realising that potential in his first season in England, it's evident from hearing him speak that he is merely scratching the surface right now.

image: © Кирилл Крыжановский

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