Kieran Trippier raves about Christian Eriksen.
Tottenham Hotspur’s heyday was under Mauricio Pochettino, if you’ve been watching international soccer since the 2010s. Indeed, Tottenham transformed into a ‘title contender’ under Pochettino.
Their rise to prominence was immense, with the ‘DESK line’ of Son Heung-min, Dele Alli, and Eriksen, centered around ‘ace’ Harry Kane, boasting one of the best attacks in Europe. The trio of Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, and Toby Alderweireld were solid defensively, and the combination of Kyle Walker on the right and Danny Rose on the left was formidable. They finished second in the league in 2016-17 after battling Chelsea down to the wire, and in 2018-19 they reached the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final for the first time in their history.카지노사이트
As such, Spurs were one of those teams that were “tough” for anyone to play against. Trippier, who also played for Spurs in the past, recalls those days. He singled out one player in particular for praise. Eriksen. In an appearance on the Premier League (PL) YouTube channel, he said of Eriksen: “A player like Eriksen is a world-class midfielder who is recognized by everyone. He creates something out of nothing.”
Eriksen’s class, as Trippier noted, was immense. Due to the nature of his position, he was often overshadowed at Tottenham by more prolific attacking players like Kane and Son Heung-min, but he did his job and was an integral part of the team. His vision, passing, playmaking and tactical understanding were world-class beyond the PL.
His presence was felt after he left the team. Tottenham brought in several ‘midfielders’ to replace Eriksen, including Tanguy Ndombele and Giovanni Lo Celso. However, they failed to fill Eriksen’s void and were dropped from the squad after performing ‘below par’. The arrival of James Maddison this season has removed some of the nostalgia for Eriksen, but for about three years, Spurs have had a tough time.
Eriksen is now 31 years old. He’s approaching the ageing curve, but he’s still in good form. Last season, he was the “nucleus” of Manchester United’s defense, helping them win the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup). This season, he’s still playing a pivotal role in the team, scoring one goal and providing one assist in nine games, including cup competitions.