Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson said on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon (November 21) that Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen is lazy at times.
While analysing the current Tottenham team, Merson said: “A good number 10, I think he needs to do a little bit more, Eriksen. I think he gets a little bit lazy and waits for things to happen first.”
It is a very strange remark from Merson, and one that Tottenham fans are likely to argue against.
Eriksen is a very creative and mobile attacking midfielder, and one of the better ones in his position in the Premier League.
The Denmark international has struggled with injuries this season, but he has still scored two goals and created 31 chances in 10 Premier League appearances.
During the 2014-15 campaign, the 23-year-old scored 10 goals and created 83 chances in 30 league matches.
It is harsh of Merson to accuse Eriksen of being lazy when he does create chances and helps out defensively from time to time. The former Ajax star plays in an attacking midfield position and has good vision.