Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen features in a number of media reports today with the club’s official website revealing that our number 23 has picked up the Danish FA footballer of the year trophy for the second time in his career.
Eriksen had been left out of Spurs’ starting line up in preference to Lewis Holtby but his performance in the Europa League against Sheriff showed that he must surely be an integral part of a talented side that somehow needs to realise its true potential.
For Sunday’s game against Newcastle, Eriksen was handed the Rafael van der Vaart role – just behind the lone striker – and he confessed he was a little surprised to start in that slot.
“It was new and a surprise. I did not expect to play there but I tried to seize the opportunity,” the Dane said.
“We have many players, so it’s just up to the coach who he thinks is doing well.”
He also confessed that the initial part of his Tottenham career hadn’t quite gone to plan,
I’m trying to show myself off in the Europa League for the chance to play in the Premier League. It’s gone well. It’s a slight disappointment not to play, but it’s part of it when there are so many players,” Eriksen added.