Pundit: This player is producing most of Tottenham’s quality moments

Garth Crooks lavishes praise on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen Photo: The Sport Review

Christian Eriksen is responsible for a lot of Tottenham Hotspur’s quality moments in recent weeks, according to Garth Crooks.

The Denmark international was criticised earlier this season for a subdued start to the 2016-17 campaign as Tottenham looked to build on a third-place finish last term.

However, Eriksen has come into his own in the second half of the season which has helped Spurs to challenge Premier League leaders Chelsea with four games to go.

The 25-year-old has scored eight times and has made 12 assists in 33 appearances in the Premier League in the current campaign.

Former Spurs forward Crooks has been impressed with Eriksen’s performances in Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the title run-in.

“I said last week, after Spurs lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final, that Christian Eriksen could see passes ordinary players couldn’t and execute them with alarming accuracy. What I saw against Arsenal in the north London derby was a player who had wonderfully quick feet as well,” Crooks told BBC Sport.

“Spurs are looking exceptional at the moment and much of their quality is coming from the Dane. The gifts he is producing for Dele Alli and Harry Kane are just wonderful. It’s not often Tottenham beat Arsenal in any competition and it is 22 years since they last finished above their neighbours.”

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Eriksen moved to Tottenham from Eredivisie side Ajax in a 10m deal in the 2012 summer transfer window.

The Danish midfielder has scored 31 goals in 130 games in the Premier League over the past four seasons.

Tottenham lost 4-2 to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley last month.

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