Slaven Bilic raves about Tottenham star ahead of West Ham clash

Slaven Bilic admits that he is a big fan of Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen

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Slaven Bilic has admitted that he is a keen admirer of Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen as his West Ham United side prepare to welcome the Lilywhites to Upton Park on Wednesday night.

Spurs have been in fine form in recent weeks and underlined their Premier League title credentials when they came from a goal down to beat Swansea City 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon to stay within two points of leaders Leicester City.

Eriksen has been a regular fixture in the north London side’s starting line-up this season, with the 24-year-old having scored five goals and made eight assists in 24 Premier League games so far this season.

Bilic is a big fan on Eriksen, describing the Dane as an “exceptional” player, and has also been impressed by defender Toby Alderweireld this season.

Writing in his column for the London Evening Standard, Bilic said: “In other areas of their team, they have had quality in the last five years.

“OK, they lost Gareth Bale and Luka Modric but then they signed what was then an exciting young talent from Ajax who was interesting all the big clubs, Christian Eriksen.

“He has matured into an exceptional player and, in addition, they have bought Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli and Heung-min Son.”

He added: “We have to give credit to the manager.”

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Spurs finished fifth last season under Mauricio Pochettino.

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