PHOTOS: The best moments from Christian Eriksen's 2014

Christian Eriksen

We compile the best pictures from Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen's 2014.

2014 may be the year that Christian Eriksen looks back on as the one where he announced himself on the world stage. 

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has established a reputation as one of the Premier League's best attacking midfielders after a string of excellent displays and in this piece we take a look at some of the most memorable moments during Eriksen's year.  

Eriksen started the year in style, scoring Tottenham's second goal in their 2-1 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

It was a strike which seemed to kick the Dane on to the next level and he would play a crucial role for Spurs until the end of the season. 

Eriksen would go on to score a further seven goals for the club during his first campaign in English football.

His poise and class in possession made him the stand-out player at White Hart Lane and his double in their win over Southampton may have been his favourite moment of the 2013/14 campaign. 

Spurs would end the season finishing in a disappointing sixth position, but Eriksen could reflect on his first year at the club as being a good one. 

Over the summer Tottenham changed manager, bringing in Mauricio Pochettino and it seemed to take a while for the 22-year-old to get used to the Argentine's methods. 

It took him five games before he opened his account for the new campaign - netting in a 2-2 draw with Sunderland - but he still wasn't happy with his form.

On the international stage, too, Eriksen was receiving criticism for his performances, which didn't meet his own high standards. 

After a defeat to Portugal in Euro 2016 Danish coach Martin Olsen said: “After so many matches he could pick up the ball and help to control the game. He has not been able to."

Although these words may have knocked many players' confidence, Eriksen seems to have reacted well to them.

After adapting to Pochettino's methods, he is hitting new heights as a player and is beck to his very best after a run of goals which have made him the top scoring midfielder in the Premier League over the calendar year.

His strike against Swansea City two weeks ago moved Spurs to within four points of the Champions League spots and his task in 2015 will be to help the Lilywhites close this gap. 

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