Jermaine Jenas says Tottenham can mount a title challenge with Christian Eriksen fit

Tottenham have been one of the best teams in the Premier League this season.

Speaking to Yahoo Sports, former Spurs star Jenas has expressed his belief that Tottenham can compete for the Premier League title, as long as they keep Christian Eriksen fit for the entire season.

When talking about Tottenham targeting the Premier League title, Jenas said: “Tottenham's key player for me is Christian Eriksen. For Spurs to really mount a challenge they need him to stay fit. He has given them creativity since coming back into the side. Other teams fear him and his delivery is on the money every time.”

Eriksen is enjoying arguably his best season as a Tottenham player this year, excelling in Mauricio Pochettino’s system as the key creative force.

He has registered two goals and three assists in nine Premier League games, and although he could add more goals to his game, he also gets heavily involved in Spurs’ high pressing and defensive system.

There have been criticisms about his work rate and physicality in previous seasons, but Eriksen looks to be defying such claims, and he is still just 23-years-old.

When the Danish international is on top form his teammates play better, and Harry Kane can put a lot of his goalscoring success down to Eriksen’s playmaking skills.

It is clear that he is enjoying a strong run of form, and Jenas believes that any chance of Tottenham truly competing at the top end of the Premier League will rest on Eriksen continuing his form and staying for for a whole campaign.

It is a bold claim to believe Spurs can fight for the league title this season, despite their strong start to the season, but if Eriksen takes his game to the next level for a number of months, they may just possess enough quality to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal this term.

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