Is Christian Eriksen Tottenham's only player currently on a downward spiral?

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark at Euro 2012

The Dane has looked quiet in recent weeks, while Tottenham's other creative forces have taken centre stage.

Christian Eriksen has received a bit of criticism of late. Nothing too personal - and nothing questioning his overall quality as a player.

But the Tottenham Hotspur playmaker's form has certainly been scrutinised. The 23-year-old has a tendency to go off the boil and become very quiet indeed.

A little like Mesut Ozil, the Dane possesses an eye for a pass that could win any game - but can spend spells as a shadow when he's not in red-hot form.

The reason Eriksen's performances might have become more noticeable is the stepping up of others within the Spurs side. Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele and more have all notably influenced games in recent weeks. Tom Carroll was also an impressive performer against Everton.

Further forward, though, 23-year-old Eriksen just hasn't thrived like Tottenham fans know he can. Is he struggling to adapt alongside some of his newer team-mates? Is he lacking the confidence to win matches for the north London side like he did last season and even earlier this campaign? Or is this just a brief spell that will pass?

What Eriksen has to ask himself is whether this is just temporary - or whether the Dane simply can't keep up with Tottenham's new creative forces. Hopefully for Spurs fans, it won't be a long-term problem.

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