Garth Crooks not impressed by ordinary Tottenham recently, praises Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark at Euro 2012

Garth Crooks was impressed with Christian Eriksen's return to form for Tottenham at the weekend.

Garth Crooks has told the BBC that he feels his former side Tottenham Hotspur have been under performing lately.

The former player turned pundit did though reserve praise for attacker Christian Eriksen, selecting him in his team of the week. 

He told the BBC's website: "I saw Tottenham on Wednesday night against Leicester City and they were ordinary. Against Sunderland they were not much better but the Black Cats are struggling at the foot of the table and it showed.

"Fortunately for Spurs they have the capacity to produce a touch of class on occasions and when they do it's normally Christian Eriksen who is at the heart of it.

"Whether he scores goals or not (and he got two on this occasion) he's the sort of footballer fans have no problem paying decent money to see."

When Eriksen is on form, he is up there with top Premier League playmakers David Silva and Mesut Ozil, but over the last few weeks he has been poor, and his display in the 4-1 victory over Sunderland was great to see.

He was unable to make an impact against Leicester City in midweek, and was substituted early. There was even a possibility he could be benched against the Black Cats, but fortunately head coach Mauricio Pochettino kept his faith, realising that it would be a good game for the Dane to rediscover his touch. Now he just has to maintain the level of performance he produced at the weekend.

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