Christian Erisken is staying at Tottenham Hotspur for now and he impressed as the Premier League challengers thrashed Roy Hodgson’s side.

Peter Taylor has paid tribute to the ‘creative genius’ that is Christian Eriksen after the Tottenham play-maker impressed during Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace, speaking to the Sun (16 September, Goals pull-out, page 9).

With the transfer window shut and a potential move to Real Madrid on the back-burner for now, Eriksen has got his head down and started to get his season on track.

The Denmark international did not produce a goal or an assist as Roy Hodgson’s Eagles had their wings clipped in North London and, in truth, he is still a long way to go before he returns to his match-winning peak.

But Taylor, who played for Spurs between 1976 and 1980, couldn’t be happier knowing that Eriksen will still be a Tottenham player until January at least.

“I’m sure everyone at the Lane is delighted that European transfer window has closed and the creative genius of Christian Eriksen is still there,” said the former England coach.

“They haven’t had the sort of start to the season that they would have liked but banging in four goals in the first half on Saturday was the perfect response.”

Son Heung-Min ran Palace’s defence ragged with a brilliant two-goal display while Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier also produced their finest performances of the season, giving Mauricio Pochettino plenty of food for thought ahead of the return of the Champions League this week.

And with Eriksen still pulling the strings, for the time being at least, things are suddenly looking up after a difficult few months in North London.

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