Glenn Hoddle and Gary Neville impressed with Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen

Manchester United legend Gary Neville and Queens Park Rangers coach Glenn Hoddle speak highly of Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen.

Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle has been singing the praises of Christian Eriksen.

The Denmark international playmaker was once again in good form on Sunday, as Spurs came from a goal down to get the better of Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane in the Premier League.

Eriksen scored the equaliser in the 21st minute, took four shots, created one chance and had a 90% pass accuracy in the contest while playing in a wider role.

Hoddle was impressed with the 22-year-old’s overall display, but there was one key area which he highlighted.

“That’s the best I’ve seen Eriksen play defensively," the Queens Park Rangers coach told Sky Sports. ”How many balls he pinched, I don’t know. It’s not his forte - he’s normally in the pocket.

“But playing on that left-hand side we said ‘would he track back’ and he did. He went asleep once when Coleman got in, but the amount of times he pressed the ball and won the ball and set them up on the attack was probably seven or eight times."

Manchester United legend Gary Neville was commentating on the match, and he backed Hoddle’s observation by stating: “Yeah, definitely.”

Eriksen’s performance for Tottenham this season has come under scrutiny, but in the last few matches, he has shown his quality.

In 13 Premier League appearances so far this season, the 22-year-old has scored five goals and has created 15 chances, while having a 84% pass accuracy and a 53% shot accuracy.

Tottenham’s 2-1 win against Everton has lifted them up to seventh in the Premier League table with 20 points from 13 matches, just two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

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