Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has explained how Christian Eriksen operates at the top of the midfield.
The Danish midfielder has been one of the club’s key attacking players so far this season and the boss has gone into detail over how he’s so effective in important games.
“He loves to find gaps. He moves between the lines of attack and midfield, where nobody is, and he can do everything from there,” said Pochettino.
Eriksen has the intelligence to find the space where he can receive possession and use his creativity to create chances for his teammates.
He’s also shown a superb ability to get at the opposition with his set pieces, with a free kick against Sheffield United in the League Cup semi-final second leg a great example of the skill he’s capable of.
There are going to be challenges for him over the rest of the season he has to deal with to maintain his form.
Sides could look to try and bully him in big games from a physical sense and sides could look to put a man on him to mark him out of games.
He has to use his low centre of gravity and speed to dodge big physical challenges and get away from players to utilise that space.
If he can deal with different sets of tactics over the rest of the season, there’s no reason he can’t be consistent over the rest of the campaign.