1 shot, 1 key pass: Spurs midfielder's disappointing form continues

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen had a quiet game in Tottenham's 2-1 Europa League victory against Asteras Tripolis.

Tottenham won 2-1 away to Greek side Asteras Tripolis in their Europa League Group C encounter on Thursday, thanks to goals from Englishmen Andros Townsend and in-form striker Harry Kane.

This result gives the Lilywhites the best possible chance of qualifying for the knock-out phase of the competition.

Last season's star man Christian Eriksen has had a quiet campaign thus far, at least by his accounts. The Dane has scored just three goals in 12 appearances, while failing to record a single assist.

He was quiet again throughout Spurs' victory in Greece, as the statistics suggest. He looked lightweight playing behind Kane in the first half, before proving ineffective on the right flank in the second.

Eriksen managed just one shot and one key pass during the 62 minutes he was on the pitch - a far cry from his rate of 2.72 chances created (per game) in the Premier League last term.

  SeasonChances Created per GameAppearancesMins Played
Christian Eriksen 2013-2014 2.72 25 1,983

Despite accumulating 61 touches, he completed just one of two attempted take-ons. Meanwhile, he proved futile in a defensive capacity, making only a single interception.  

Nonetheless, his passing was on point, as he completed 88% of his 50 efforts to find a team-mate. 

Mauricio Pochettino removed his star man with just over an hour played, probably with one eye on the club's weekend clash against Stoke City.

With Spurs in eighth place, just three points off the top four, the pressure is on for a result against Mark Hughes's Potters.

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