‘Christian Eriksen can be as good as Tottenham legend Luka Modric’

Jan Vertonghen backs Christian Eriksen to emulate Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jan Vertonghen has backed Christian Eriksen to emulate Tottenham Hotspur legend Luka Modric.

The Denmark international has become increasingly influential in Mauricio Pochettino’s side in recent weeks, producing a number of late match-winning goals.

Eriksen has helped to fill the void left by Luka Modric after the Croatian playmaker swapped White Hart Lane for Champions League winners Real Madrid in 2012.

And Tottenham centre-half Vertonghen reckons his team-mate has the quality to emulate Modric and Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart.

“He can reach their level, 100 per cent,” Vertonghen told Sky Sports.

“I know Luka and Rafael better as they’re playing in my era, but I know the reputation of Hoddle and Gascoigne and I think Christian can be one of the better players Spurs have ever had.”

Former Ajax midfielder Eriksen has scored six goals and made one assist in 16 Premier League appearances this seasaon.

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