Why Spurs star Christian Eriksen is a unique talent in the Premier League

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen's importance to the side is highlighted by the fact many forget just how young he is.

Such is Christian Eriksen importance to Tottenham Hotspur that it is easy to forget that he is still only 22-years-old.

The Dane is unquestionably Spurs's finest outfield player, yet he is still of an age where most are taking their time to develop.

While many of his peers still perform rotational roles for their teams, Eriksen is afford no such luxury. 

Mauricio Pochettino has already selected Eriksen 25 times this season as he is simply too integral to their team to drop.

The creative fulcrum for the side, without the former Ajax man Spurs would look a much weaker outfit and he is expected to maintain his high standards every week.

It is a big responsibility for someone of his tender years and it means that he is in an almost unique position when compared to any other players of his age.

Although Raheem Sterling plays a similar role at Liverpool, there are no others who can claim to be as important to their team as Eriksen is across the league at a similarly young age. 

Eriksen is more youthful than the likes of Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Manchester United's Chris Smalling, two players who are considering to be in the development stages of their careers, while even Ryan Mason is his senior. 

Eriksen, though, is regularly considered the finished package. That is a testament to his ability and poise, but his age shouldn't be forgotten about when analysing his performances. 

Most players of similar years suffer from drops in form, yet he has shown remarkable consistency over 2014 to be the Premier League's top scoring midfielder and remains one of the finest prospects in European football. 

Eriksen's completeness of a player makes him a stand-out performer already, but he is likely to improve in the future and that may just be the most exciting thing about Tottenham at the moment. 

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