Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Coutinho Ballon d’Or inclusion

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Should Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen be included in the 2017 Ballon d’Or shortlist like Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho has been?

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides third goal with his Tottenham Hotspur team mates during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham...

Christian Eriksen is one of the best and most creative midfielders in the Premier League and is a key member of the current Tottenham Hotspur team.

During the 2016-17 campaign, Eriksen scored eight goals and provided 15 assists in 36 Premier League appearances for Spurs.

So far this season, the Denmark international attacking midfielder has scored two goals and provided two assists in seven league matches.

Despite his impressive performances, Eriksen is not in the 2017 Ballon d'Or shortlist - not yet anyway.

Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) competes for the ball with Leicester City FC defender Danny Simpson during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and...

Of the 30 players who are shortlisted for the prestigious individual award, France Football magazine has named 15 so far.

Among the Premier League-based players are Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Manchester City attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea defensive midfielder N'Golo Kante.

Liverpool attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is also in the list, and Spurs fans seem to be surprised.

Coutinho, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in January 2013 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £8.5 million, scored 13 goals and provided seven assists in 28 Premier League starts last season.

So far this campaign, the Brazil international attacking midfielder has scored two goals and provided one assist in three league games for the Reds.

As the following comments on social networking site Twitter suggest, Tottenham supporters want Eriksen to be on the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on...

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