Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has scored more goals from outside the box than any player in Europe this season

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The Danish international has been in great form for Tottenham.

It is fair to say that Tottenham Hotspur fans have already taken to Christian Eriksen as one of their own. The Dane, who was a bargain buy in the summer of 2013, has proved a great performer for the team.

He was excellent last season and this term he has perhaps improved.

He has also developed an ability for scoring late and important goals - a trait that instantly caters him to cult status.

In fact, when it comes to scoring goals, he has done something more than any other player in the European big leagues.

The 23-year-old has scored more goals from outside the box than anyone else in European football. He has scored five this season, as per the above chart provided by Oulala.com.

Not only that, but he is one of the best in Europe for key passes. Only Eden Hazard, David Silva and, perhaps surprisingly, Dimitri Payet of Marseille have completed more than the 65 Eriksen has pulled off this campaign.

These stats certainly highlight the fact that, while Harry Kane may be stealing the show at Spurs, Eriksen is not far behind when it comes to importance.

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