West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has spoken highly of Tottenham Hotspur duo Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen in The London Evening Standard.
“He (Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino) changed some players in defence and brought in Toby Alderweireld, who is a top defender,” Bilic wrote in The London Evening Standard.
“Sometimes one player can make all the difference. Something clicks and everything else slots into place. In other areas of their team, they have had quality in the last five years.
“Okay, they lost Gareth Bale and Luka Modric but then they signed what was then an exciting young talent from Ajax who was interesting all the big clubs, Christian Eriksen.
“He has matured into an exceptional player and, in addition, they have bought Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli and Heung-min Son.”
Alderweireld joined Tottenham from Spanish club Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2015 and has established himself as a key player for the North London outfit.
The 26-year-old Belgium international is arguably the best central defender in the Premier League at the moment.
The former Ajax star has scored two goals and created five chances in 26 league appearances for Spurs so far this season.
Alderweireld has a pass accuracy of 81% and a shot accuracy of 43%, and has won 43 headers, five dribbles and 18 tackles.
Eriksen is one of the most creative midfielders in the Premier League and is a key player for Spurs.
The 24-year-old Denmark international has scored five goals and created 77 chances in 23 league matches for Tottenham so far this campaign.
The former Ajax star has a pass accuracy of 81% and a shot accuracy of 62%, and has won nine headers, 24 dribbles and 26 tackles.