According to Denmark national team coach Age Hareide, Christian Eriksen is ready to take one step more in his career.
Eriksen has steadily improved since joining Spurs from Ajax in the summer of 2013 and he has been a vital figure in the club’s rise under Mauricio Pochettino. The Dane has become a fan favourite at Tottenham and continues to ooze class with sublime performances, week in and week out.
The playmaker’s meteoric rise since joining us has seen him garner interest from some of Europe’s elite clubs. Eriksen certainly seems like he could be an ideal fit for most top clubs and Don Balon claimed last month that Real Madrid were tracking his progress. The same Spanish news outlet also reported that Barcelona are also eyeing a move for Eriksen in summer.
Speaking in the press earlier this week, Denmark coach Age Hareide claimed Eriksen is better than Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and explained why the playmaker might still stay at Tottenham next season despite interest from top European clubs.
“He is ready to take one step more,” Hareide was quoted by TV2/FYN.
“I think he is a type that can adapt to anything. Give him a ball, then the ball will speak for him wherever he is. Christian is a type that just gets better from dealing with better football players.
“Looking at the players that play central to Real Madrid and Barcelona? None of those who are better than Christian.
“Luka Modric came from Tottenham to Real Madrid, and he was not as good as Christian.
“He has gone through a fantastic development during Mauricio Pochettino in Tottenham. It is a team that plays very nice football, and as we are also inspired by.
“Now, Tottenham gets a new stadium, so why should he not continue in London?”
Eriksen also spoke to TV2/FYN earlier this week, ahead of friendlies against Panama and Chile. The playmaker claimed that he was happy at Spurs. He also mentioned his desire to win trophies with the North London outfit.
“To be honest, I do not give a change of mind any thought. You have your dreams, but what’s realistic and going to happen, you see first when the offer is on the table,” Eriksen told TV2/FYN.
“Right now, most are very happy to be in Tottenham, and I am too.
“I still think I can win something with Tottenham. Looking at where Tottenham is now compared to when I joined the club, people are now watching us as title candidates.
The Denmark national team coach’s suggestions about Eriksen should get the fans excited. The Spurs fanbase knows that Eriksen is one of the gifted players in the team.
The first and foremost thing Spurs must do is to win a trophy that will eventually see the likes of Eriksen, Harry Kane and Dele Alli think twice before taking a step. The FA Cup is the best opportunity this season for Mauricio Pochettino and co. to lay their icy hands on a trophy.