Mauricio Pochettino speaks highly of Christian Eriksen

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in...

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino praises midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur (R) speaks to Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur (L) before he is comes on during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final match between...

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested to Football.London that he does not want to speak too highly of Christian Eriksen in public in case other clubs start looking at him.

Eriksen is one of the best and most creative midfielders in the world and has been in great form so far this season.

Christian Eriksen of Spurs shakes hands with Mauricio Pochettino the manager of Spurs as he is substituted in the second half during the UEFA Europa League Group J match between Tottenham...

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has scored three goals and provided two assists in 11 Premier League appearances for Spurs so far this season.

The former Ajax star has also guided Denmark to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia next summer.

Spurs manager Pochettino has said that Eriksen is a fantastic footballer, but he does not want to publicise him in case other clubs start looking at him.

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen (L) and manager Mauricio Pochettino (R) attend a press conference prior to a football training session at AAMI Park in Melbourne on July 28, 2016.

“I don’t know,” Pochettino told Football.London when asked how much Eriksen is worth. “I think it is fantastic for us, fantastic for him.

“It is a massive achievement and when you see the game, the goals…unbelievable, the quality he showed.

“But I don’t want to publicise him because you know what happens after. The manager put the focus from other clubs on Christian.

“I don’t want to say he is a fantastic player. OK, he is an average player. It is better to say nothing because they pay attention at another club.”

Eriksen is superb footballer, and many will argue that the Denmark international is world class.

One suspects that most managers already know about the 25-year-old attacking midfielder, who is a key figure in the current Tottenham team.

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