Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen: I only felt right about approach from Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen says he only felt "right" about the approach from Spurs
Christian Eriksen insists he only felt “right” about moving to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
The 21-year-old has signed a long-term deal with the north London side after completing a reported £11.5m move to White Hart Lane from the Eredivisie holders Ajax last week.
The Denmark international scored an impressive 32 goals in 161 games in all competitions for the Dutch side after joining in 2008, including three strikes in Europe.
It attracted touted interest from other Premier League clubs, such as Liverpool, but Eriksen is adamant he only wanted to join Spurs.
“There were not that many clubs to choose from in the end and no-one were closer than Tottenham,” Eriksen told BT.
“There were a lot of rumours but I only felt right about the approach from Tottenham. The club followed me for a long time and really showed intent.
“It was the whole package that attracted me. I spoke briefly with the manager and my impression is that he is a very good manager.
“The goal is to challenge for the title. That is what the club wants and that is what I want.”
Eriksen also admitted he is will need to rise to the challenge of swapping the Eredivisie for the Premier League.
“I understand this will be a different experience – how much, it is still too early to say,” Eriksena added.
“I might need to acclimatise, so I am not expecting to play all the games but, then, I don’t know what the manager has planned for me.
“From the conversations I have had, they have indicated that they see me as an attacking midfielder, a creative player. They have also told me that you are expected to fight for a spot on the team because there are a lot of good players here but, of course, I hope things will fall to my advantage.”