Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen is one of the best young attacking players in Europe, and he showed that once again on Sunday.
The Denmark international was head and shoulders above the rest of the attackers on the pitch at the KC Stadium, as he was the key to Spurs winning the Premier League clash against Hull City.
It was Eriksen’s free kick that led to Harry Kane scoring the equaliser, and it was his sensational drive from 20 yards in the final minutes of the contest that saw Tottenham register a 2-1 win in Yorkshire.
As stats below show, the former Ajax star was truly brilliant against Hull and proved just why he is rated so highly.
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Five chances created and 91% pass accuracy are stats that speak for themselves, and then there was the vision, the creativity and the intelligence to make the right decisions that cannot be summarised in stats.
However, it was only after the sending-off of Gaston Ramirez that Eriksen truly started to gel, that extra bit of space allowing him to weave his magic better.
In the final 40 minutes of the encounter, the former Ajax star created three chances and scored a goal, while one would feel sorry for him about his free kick that came back off the frame of the Hull goal (which Kane tucked in).
As far as talent is concerned, no one with common sense would argue that the Denmark international has it in abundance.
Even at the age of 22, Eriksen is hugely experienced and knows what he is doing on the pitch. Perhaps this season he has lacked some consistency, an issues he needs to address.
While the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Mesut Ozil and Juan Mata are widely hailed, Eriksen often goes unnoticed. Perhaps it is because he does not play for a top-four club, or perhaps he is not a ‘big name’.
Whatever the reason might be, there is no doubt that should Eriksen continue to perform like he did against Hull and continue to develop, he could be become one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe and - maybe, just maybe, - the best in the Premier League.