Tottenham latest, Eriksen tipped to be a great, Fazio focussed after cup win

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Thursday evening.

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has been tipped to become one of the club's greats by defender Jan Vertonghen.

Eriksen has been in fine form for Spurs this season, notably popping up with crucial late winners in the Premier League, and playing a vital role in the side going forward.

Vertonghen is quoted in the London Evening Standard saying he thinks Eriksen could reach the heights of Paul Gascoigne and Glenn Hoddle.

He said: “As a playmaker, he can be one of the best in the Premier League. I’ve played with him since he was 16 or 17 and he has improved every season. Maybe at the end of his Ajax days, people were a bit critical of him, because they said the statistics weren’t as good as they should have been.

“But he is showing now that he can score and create goals, and he’s also a very hard worker. He is becoming more dominant and we need him on the ball as much as possible."

Spurs took a big step towards their first cup final under Mauricio Pochettino last night, hammering Newcastle United 4-0 in the quarter-finals of the League Cup at White Hart Lane.

They will play Sheffield United in the two-legged semi-final, but Federico Fazio is keen not to think ahead to playing underneath the Wembley arch in May.

He told the Spurs website: “The thought of playing at Wembley sounds great but now we need to only think about the semi-finals.

“We need to take it step by step and focus only on Sheffield United.

“They are in the semi-finals because they have a good team and have had a good run in this competition - we know it won’t be easy."

Harry Kane has spoken of his delight for Nabil Bentaleb, who opened the scoring for the side in last night's encounter, meaning he has scored his first senior goal for the club.

He said: “He’s a hard grafter and everyone was happy that he scored his first goal for the Club.”

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