Alan Sugar singles Tottenham's Christian Eriksen out for criticism

The former Spurs chairman believes the Dane was below par during the 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Alan Sugar has singled midfielder Christian Eriksen out for criticism after the north London side's 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace.

Tottenham took the lead against Alan Pardew's side, with who else but Harry Kane putting Mauricio Pochettino's men 1-0 up.

But the Eagles hit back through a Dwight Gayle penalty and Jason Puncheon winner, ending Spurs' unbeaten run and giving Pardew a dream start to his Premier League career at Crystal Palace.

And Sugar felt Eriksen, normally an astute performer, was particularly ineffective during the defeat at Palace.

Many supporters seemed to agree with the former Tottenham chairman, as Eriksen's usual high standards were nowhere near met in south London.

Tottenham's defeat brings them back down to Earth after a stunning 5-3 victory over table-toppers Chelsea in their last Premier League clash.

Now, Spurs must put the Crystal Palace loss to the back of their mind ahead of an FA Cup replay with Burnley, before Tottenham then host Sunderland in the league.

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