Christian Eriksen lays down challenge to fellow recent arrivals

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen believes it is time last summer's new signings perform at their best.

Tottenham Hotspur play-maker Christian Eriksen has been speaking about the new season, seemingly laying down a challenge to the fellow players who arrived at the club last summer.

Speaking to Spurs’ official website, the Danish international said, “Personally and for the team, I hope we can start next season really well.

“Everyone has been in the Premier League for a season now; everyone has shown character and shown that we can bounce back.”

Last summer a whole host of new faces arrived at White Hart Lane, as Eriksen was joined by the likes of Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela, Paulinho, Roberto Soldado and Vlad Chiriches.

But only the former Ajax man lived up to expectations, with his fellow new arrivals something of a mixed-bag.

And yet the latest quotes from Eriksen suggest he is laying down a challenge to the Tottenham players who no longer have the excuse of needing time to settle into a new club.

They certainly have the talent, but the question is can they do under Mauricio Pochettino what they failed to under either Andre Villas-Boas or Tim Sherwood and play as they had done prior to their big-money moves?

“We now need to go and achieve our targets for next season,” the 22-year-old concluded.

The only question is, will some of Spurs’ under-performers from the last campaign follow the £11million man’s lead?

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