Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Glenn Hoddle explained to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT yesterday why he feels Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane work so well together.
Kane is in great form and bagged his 20th goal of the season last weekend in the game against West Brom, while Eriksen also scored in that match, backing up his impressive performance in the League Cup semi-final against Sheffield United.
The pair are quickly becoming one of the most important partnerships for Tottenham and Hoddle has been left purring over their ability.
“The pair of them are in great form – they have totally transformed the attack and the belief in the side,” said Hoddle.
“The way Kane moves around and the space he creates – Eriksen has been able to come in off of the left to where he’s more effective.”
The big challenge for Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is how he’s going to keep the pair of them effective over the rest of the season.
There are some very experienced managers at rival clubs in the Premier League, who will be working on ways and systems, which are designed to stop both Eriksen and Kane from having any impact in big matches.
Kane is well equipped to deal with such tactics, because he works hard, doesn’t stay still and is constantly looking for a way he can give his teammates an option.
Eriksen is good in possession and needs to show the intelligence to drop deeper, go a little wider and press forward based on how side set up against Tottenham.
If they can both be successful in the face of tactics specifically designed to stop them, Tottenham have a great chance of getting into the top four.