STATS: Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen needs to step up

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen has played relatively well for Tottenham Hotspur so far this season, but the Denmark international has the potential to do more.

Christian Eriksen is one of the most talented and promising young attacking players in Europe, but the Tottenham Hotspur star has been underperforming so far this season.

And the stats prove that.

  SeasonGoalsTotal ShotsShots on TargetGoal AssistChances createdChances created Open PlayTotal PassAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Christian Eriksen 2014-2015 3 27 7 0 16 12 456 376 9 739

At first glance, Eriksen seems to have been decent for Tottenham so far in the Premier League. Three goals, 27 shots and 16 chances created are not bad stats, but for someone who is supposed to be the creator-in-chief of his side they are just not good enough.

The Denmark international attacking midfielder has abundance of talent and has vision, but he has yet to fully explode this season. Although stats do not tell the whole story as his Tottenham teammates have not helped him much, but there is little doubt that Eriksen needs to step up.

One area in which Eriksen is doing well is in taking shots and being more adventurous in front of the opposition's goal. He has had 27 attempts in nine league appearances, but only seven of them have been on target.

Eriksen may not be the exact replica of Mesut Ozil, but he is Tottenham’s answer to the Arsenal playmaker.

During his time at Ajax and last season in the Premier League (see below for stats), Eriksen showed what he is capable of. The 22-year-old now needs to lead Tottenham’s attack and resurrect their chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League.

  SeasonGoalsTotal ShotsShots on TargetGoal AssistChances createdChances created Open PlayTotal PassAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Christian Eriksen 2013-2014 7 48 22 8 68 36 1,109 908 25 1,983

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