Dutch boss compares Spurs ace Christian Eriksen with Mesut Ozil

Ajax boss Frank de Boer says Christian Eriksen is as good as Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.

Ajax’s Frank de Boer has told Voetbal International that Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen is as talented as Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Chelsea’s Oscar.

The Denmark international played under de Boer at former club Ajax and left a lasting impression on the Dutch legend with a string of excellent performances.

"At Ajax, Christian was already performing at the top, but watching him, his speed of operation has gone up even more", De Boer told Voetbal International.

"When he worked and played with us, we were in tune with his way of moving and especially running. Therefore he became faster and more agile.”

"And in England, you see that his strengths, vision and slick passes, have only improved."

Eriksen has become one of the standout performers in the Premier League this season and his run of form since the turn of the year has been greeted with widespread acclaim.

In particular, the 22-year-old playmaker has developed an incredible knack of scoring winning goals late on in matches, helping his side maintain their push for a top four spot.

Last week, the Danish Footballer of the Year netted two goals – including a 30-yard free-kick – in a 2-2 draw at Sheffield United, a result which saw Spurs set up a League Cup final showdown with Chelsea.

His importance to the team is ever-growing, and de Boer now feels his former prodigy is comparable to fellow Premier League playmakers Ozil and Oscar.

"Like many boys in a top competition, Christian has become stronger. In terms of potential, he certainly fits amongst the ranks of Gotze, Ozil, Oscar. His development is clear to see,” de Boer added.

"For the people who worked with him in Amsterdam, it's no surprise.Now the question is, where does it stop? I'm very curious to see what his limit is."

Eriksen has scored nine Premier League goals this season and he will be desperately hoping to add to that tally when his side face the Gunners on Saturday.

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