In recent weeks, Tottenham Hotspur player Christian Eriksen has racked up shots and key passes at an impressive rate, so when you consider his latest performance against West Bromwich Albion you could be forgiven for thinking he was below par.
Two shots and two key passes are not the headline figures he has notched in recent times, but so what? Eriksen scored a beauty and his latest performance was still above his own impressive average in many key areas.
Against the Baggies, the Tottenham play-maker had a passing accuracy of 89 per cent - a full five per cent better than his average in the league this season - while he also bettered that in terms of goals, shots on target and touches.
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The Danish international is now a key player for Tottenham; in fact he is one of the best they have had in many seasons with the potential to become a club legend.
The 22-year-old's outstanding free-kick on Saturday was reason enough for his performance to be applauded and it will be interesting to see how many goals he has scored come May, given that he already has nine in the league and 11 in all competitions this season.
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In short, the Tottenham player is on the path to becoming a superstar and the fact that he is pushing his average stats higher and higher can only be a good thing.
His recent scoring form means he could push his goals-per-game ratio to around one in two if he continues on his current trajectory, and that would be a wonderful achievement for a player who remains so young but whose class often disguises that fact.