Kyle Walker speaks highly of Tottenham Hotspur teammate Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker is full of praise for teammate Christian Eriksen following his heroics against Swansea City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has been singing the praises of teammate Christian Eriksen.

Denmark international Eriksen has been one of Spurs’ best players so far this season, and he turned out to be the matchwinner on Sunday.

The 22-year-old scored in the 89th minute of the Premier League contest at the Liberty Stadium to lead Spurs to a 2-1 victory.

Eriksen’s overall game was also impressive as he created three chances, had 81% pass accuracy, took two shots, put in 10 crosses, attempted three take-ons, won 50% of the tackles and made two clearances.

Walker, who started the match, was full of praise for the former Ajax star and told Spurs TV: “It couldn’t have gone any better. The lads have dug in deep and Christian has done what he does best - put it in the back of the net - and we have come away with the three points.

“I think people forget how young he is. He is younger than me and I am only 24. Fair play to him, he has a lot on his shoulders and he handles it really well.

“He is a down-to-earth guy as well. He is not big-headed or anything, he keeps his feet on the floor, comes in daily and works extra, and I think it shows out there as well."

Eriksen has scored six goals and created 33 chances in 16 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 55%.

For Tottenham to finish in the top four, the 22-year-old will be key. As Walker points out, Eriksen is very young, and it is a credit to him that so much is expected of him.

A creative and mobile player, Eriksen has shown his versatility this campaign by playing both centrally and out wide.

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