Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen has admitted that he needs to step up this season.
The Denmark international made the comments following his impressive performance against Hull City away from home in the Premier League on Sunday.
The 22-year-old attacker was the architect of the first goal and himself scored the winner, as Spurs came from a goal down to get the better of the 10-man Tigers 2-1 at the KC Stadium.
It was one the season’s best performances from Eriksen, who has not been able to retain consistency. Despite his abundance talent, there have been occasions when he has been lacking, both technically and tactically.
The former Ajax star has now conceded that he needs to play well all the time and is quoted as saying by Tottenham’s official website: “Expectations are higher, everyone knows me now and it’s different this season.
“But I still see the possibilities and see the spaces available on the pitch. There will always be some chances and luckily, I scored at Hull. That was probably my most important goal so far.
“Hopefully I’ll keep getting the chances and I’ll try to take them when they come along. It’s always good to score goals and to help the team.”
Eriksen's comments are sensible and mature, and they certainly indicate that the playmaker is on the right track.
The Dane is one of the best young players in Europe and had a truly brilliant season on a personal level in 2013-14. scoring seven goals and providing eight assists in the Premier League.
There have been suggestions that Eriksen is struggling to adapt to Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics, but, as he showed on Sunday, he can step up to the plate.