Christian Eriksen admits he hadn’t heard of Ryan Mason when he joined Tottenham Hotspur

Christian Eriksen speaks highly of Tottenham Hotspur teammate Ryan Mason.

Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen has been singing the praises of teammate Ryan Mason.

Mason has been one of the best players for Spurs so far this season and seems to have established himself in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up.

The 23-year-old was a virtual unknown to the wider public until the start of the season, having spent the last few years out on loan at different clubs.

Having now gained the faith of Pochettino, Mason is one of the first names on the teamsheet, his performances in central midfield crucial to Spurs’ recent upturn in form.

Eriksen, who is arguably the most talented player in the Tottenham squad, has spoken highly of Mason, although he has admitted that when he joined the North London outfit from Ajax in the summer of 2013, he had not heard of the Englishman.

“I didn’t know Mason when I first came, but he has really impressed me with good he is on the ball,” the 22-year-old talkSPORT. “In pre-season he showed how good he can be.”

In 12 Premier League appearances so far this season, Mason has created 14 chances, has a pass accuracy of 83%, and has won 56% of the duels.

Tottenham are currently sixth in the Premier League table with 27 points from 17 matches, just four points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.

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