BBC pundit piles praise onto Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen

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BBC pundit Garth Crooks has piled praise onto Tottenham Hotspur duo Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen.

BBC pundit Garth Crooks selected two Tottenham Hotspur players in his team of the week.

Crooks piled praise onto Spurs centre-back Jan Vertonghen and midfielder Christian Eriksen, who both had great games over the weekend as Spurs secured a 2-1 win over Sunderland to improve their position in the race for the top four.

Crooks has suggested that Vertonghen deserved better for his performance over the weekend, after he saw a good goal incorrectly overturned by the officials.

“Poor Jan Vertonghen must have been furious when he saw the replay of the incident that clearly showed him collecting the ball in his own half before rolling it into an empty net. The referee's assistant clearly became confused,” wrote Crooks for the BBC.

On the subject of Eriksen, Crooks didn’t dress up his performance against the Black Cats too much, simply stating ‘this player clearly has a lot of talent’.

He claims the Dane is in the same class bracket as former Tottenham stars Gareth Bale and Luka Modric and it will be interesting to see just how much of a role he has over the second half of the season for the club.

Both players are vital in their respective positions and they both have momentum at a good time.

The test for Vertonghen will be how he plays against more disciplined and talented attacks while the test for Eriksen will be how he reinvents himself under pressure.

If they can both stay effective and decide games over the rest of the season, Spurs should be in a good position in terms of a shot at the Champions League.

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