Player watch: Christian Eriksen

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Goal and assist yesterday and this thread isn't bumped, what a surprise :rolleyes:
He's just criminally underrated. Similarly to Alderweireld and Verthonghen. These guys play week in and week out and have been fundamental in Pochettino's Spurs. Meanwhile someone like Lamela can come on in the 80th minute and run around like a mad man and he's the dog's bollocks.

I'm not having a dig at Lamela by the way as I believe he definitely has a role to play in this Spurs team. But the amount of sh*t being talked about Eriksen in the match threads these past months is simply embarrassing. Here's a guy who's basically never subbed, hardly never injured, runs the furtherst in the whole team, been one our most consistent assist and goal scorers for several seasons. He's been immense for us and deserves some respect.

Rant over.
 

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He's just criminally underrated. Similarly to Alderweireld and Verthonghen. These guys play week in and week out and have been fundamental in Pochettino's Spurs. Meanwhile someone like Lamela can come on in the 80th minute and run around like a mad man and he's the dog's bollocks.

I'm not having a dig at Lamela by the way as I believe he definitely has a role to play in this Spurs team. But the amount of sh*t being talked about Eriksen in the match threads these past months is simply embarrassing. Here's a guy who's basically never subbed, hardly never injured, runs the furtherst in the whole team, been one our most consistent assist and goal scorers for several seasons. He's been immense for us and deserves some respect.

Rant over.
It's just lazy analysis given to players of his ilk by people who don't really understand much about football, I remember when Carrick used to get shit for not putting in tackles for example - Modric used to get shit for being too small, absolute nonsense.
 

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People have a massive go at him for pulling out of challenges, but I suppose that is why he is rarely ever injured and I would rather the latter. God forbid if he were sidelined at a time when we were without Son, Alli and Kane.
 
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Criminally underrated :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Jesus christ, just think about that for a second. Firstly that implies that people do not rate him or rate him well below his actual standard, which simply cannot be true when you have so many people waxing lyrical over him in this thread (that's not including other teams fans or commentators/pundits).

Secondly, I fail to see how running the furthest but putting in the fewest challenges benefits the team? If he runs 30 yards to put in a half-arsed challenge that the player with the ball simply glides past then that helps us in no way whatsoever. The reason people love what Lamela does is because the challenges he makes are tangible. The reason Sissoko is being praised so highly this season is not his skill on the ball but the tangible lung busting runs in the 90th minute that relieve the pressure on us.

Thirdly, Eriksen is rated very highly whether you believe he is underrated or not. What I will ask though is how often you see the players at Man City (such as De Bruyne) having games where they'll put 5 crosses, 3 free kicks and 4 corners into the first man? This is supposed to be his speciality ffs. Once again, the Hazard's and De Bruyne's of this world are a cut above Eriksen but even if you think I'm talking absolute nonsense then we can just look at the fact that Eriksen has not had a single bid in for him at his time at Spurs. If he ends up at RM I will come back into this thread and state I was wrong all along.

What I don't get is how we see Eriksen with all the ability in the world and people aren't calling him out more for the utter dross we get from set pieces or corners far too often? I can forgive Sissoko not scoring because he's clearly not in the team for that but when we have a free kick from 25 yards I now sit there praying Eriksen leaves it for Lamela or Trippier. One FK goal vs Juventus that Buffon should save in the last 3 years? Maybe one more that I'm forgetting about but it's simply not good enough, ESPECIALLY when I have to read here how underrated he is.

@dude573 If every player in the team pulled out of challenges like Eriksen did just to avoid injuries we wouldn't be a very successful team.

Also who else is surprised that Shadydan pops in with his usual passive aggressive bait every time a player (no matter who it is) that has once been criticised has a good game? It's fucking pathetic.
 

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Criminally underrated :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Jesus christ, just think about that for a second. Firstly that implies that people do not rate him or rate him well below his actual standard, which simply cannot be true when you have so many people waxing lyrical over him in this thread (that's not including other teams fans or commentators/pundits).

Secondly, I fail to see how running the furthest but putting in the fewest challenges benefits the team? If he runs 30 yards to put in a half-arsed challenge that the player with the ball simply glides past then that helps us in no way whatsoever. The reason people love what Lamela does is because the challenges he makes are tangible. The reason Sissoko is being praised so highly this season is not his skill on the ball but the tangible lung busting runs in the 90th minute that relieve the pressure on us.

Thirdly, Eriksen is rated very highly whether you believe he is underrated or not. What I will ask though is how often you see the players at Man City (such as De Bruyne) having games where they'll put 5 crosses, 3 free kicks and 4 corners into the first man? This is supposed to be his speciality ffs. Once again, the Hazard's and De Bruyne's of this world are a cut above Eriksen but even if you think I'm talking absolute nonsense then we can just look at the fact that Eriksen has not had a single bid in for him at his time at Spurs. If he ends up at RM I will come back into this thread and state I was wrong all along.

What I don't get is how we see Eriksen with all the ability in the world and people aren't calling him out more for the utter dross we get from set pieces or corners far too often? I can forgive Sissoko not scoring because he's clearly not in the team for that but when we have a free kick from 25 yards I now sit there praying Eriksen leaves it for Lamela or Trippier. One FK goal vs Juventus that Buffon should save in the last 3 years? Maybe one more that I'm forgetting about but it's simply not good enough, ESPECIALLY when I have to read here how underrated he is.

@dude573 If every player in the team pulled out of challenges like Eriksen did just to avoid injuries we wouldn't be a very successful team.

Also who else is surprised that Shadydan pops in with his usual passive aggressive bait every time a player (no matter who it is) that has once been criticised has a good game? It's fucking pathetic.

:rolleyes: whoah, easy...
 

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Criminally underrated :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Jesus christ, just think about that for a second. Firstly that implies that people do not rate him or rate him well below his actual standard, which simply cannot be true when you have so many people waxing lyrical over him in this thread (that's not including other teams fans or commentators/pundits).

Secondly, I fail to see how running the furthest but putting in the fewest challenges benefits the team? If he runs 30 yards to put in a half-arsed challenge that the player with the ball simply glides past then that helps us in no way whatsoever. The reason people love what Lamela does is because the challenges he makes are tangible. The reason Sissoko is being praised so highly this season is not his skill on the ball but the tangible lung busting runs in the 90th minute that relieve the pressure on us.

Thirdly, Eriksen is rated very highly whether you believe he is underrated or not. What I will ask though is how often you see the players at Man City (such as De Bruyne) having games where they'll put 5 crosses, 3 free kicks and 4 corners into the first man? This is supposed to be his speciality ffs. Once again, the Hazard's and De Bruyne's of this world are a cut above Eriksen but even if you think I'm talking absolute nonsense then we can just look at the fact that Eriksen has not had a single bid in for him at his time at Spurs. If he ends up at RM I will come back into this thread and state I was wrong all along.

What I don't get is how we see Eriksen with all the ability in the world and people aren't calling him out more for the utter dross we get from set pieces or corners far too often? I can forgive Sissoko not scoring because he's clearly not in the team for that but when we have a free kick from 25 yards I now sit there praying Eriksen leaves it for Lamela or Trippier. One FK goal vs Juventus that Buffon should save in the last 3 years? Maybe one more that I'm forgetting about but it's simply not good enough, ESPECIALLY when I have to read here how underrated he is.

@dude573 If every player in the team pulled out of challenges like Eriksen did just to avoid injuries we wouldn't be a very successful team.

Also who else is surprised that Shadydan pops in with his usual passive aggressive bait every time a player (no matter who it is) that has once been criticised has a good game? It's fucking pathetic.
The irony in that last sentence is fucking delicious :hungry:

I'll tell you what's pathetic, you writing paragraphs upon paragraphs to put down one of our very own players, think about that for a second - you are an incredibly shit fan, you shouldn't be anywhere near our club.
 
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Must admit it does irk me a bit when he pulls out of a challenge or doesn't tackle with enough conviction but really it's a very minor gripe in the much larger picture.

I think some completely blow it out of proportion as there is no doubt he's an absolute class act.

When Eriksen really purrs our football is of the highest quality.

Was rewatching our game against Bournemouth on Boxing day - Kane points for the ball, Eriksen delivers it on a plate and Kane does the rest.

An exceptional player I'm praying we keep.
 

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That Ramsey deal will screw us. If eriksen has any sense he will just run down his deal and take the £100m windfall. Not just us tbh I think this Ramsey deal could change the landscape.
 

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That Ramsey deal will screw us. If eriksen has any sense he will just run down his deal and take the £100m windfall. Not just us tbh I think this Ramsey deal could change the landscape.
Might not be a bad thing? Why should the club own a player’s registration, anyway? Get rid of transfer fees, and enforce contracts more.
 

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That's if he's still here by then, can't see the club letting him leave for free...sign up or sell.
Agreed that that's probably what the club will want to happen if Eriksen doesn't sign a new deal before the end of the season (and I don't think he will), but all the power lies with him: if he's happy to see out the final year of his deal with us so that he can have his choice of suitors in 2020 then there's not really anything we can do about it, and I think that's probably the most likely outcome now. IMO the ship sailed last summer when we couldn't convince him to extend his contract beyond that crucial 2-years-left phase: just thanking the heavens that Dele, who was in the same boat, did put pen to paper and ensured we'd only have one forthcoming disaster rather than two.
 

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Not a chance in hell we would let him run his contract down. Arsenal are now famously good at allowing this to happen, but Levy will not.

I would imagine he will be sold in the summer if he fails to sign an extension, that’s how these things work now.

Players have had the power to run their contracts down for years now, but rarely get the chance as they will be sold before that happens. It’s the only defence the clubs have against this.
 

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Does everything have to be so black and white? Personally I think Eriksens all round game has been really below par the past few weeks. His touch, simple passing is poor, bottling challenges like no tomorrow.

Yet no one can doubt his quality in the final third at times, he’s easily one of our best players. I just find it really weird how for 80 minutes of a game he literally plays like garbage, and you think to yourself, this guy is playing terribly, and then he pops up with a fantastic assist or goal.

How can such a talented player fail to do so many simple basic things right consistently? If people analyse his game recently, his all round game has been garbage, but then pops up with moments of magic.

It’s really quite strange. I don’t see the likes of Silva for City making such poor decisions, touches and passes so consistently in the basic parts of the game. It really affects us negatively when we are trying to build momentum and possession in the final third.

If he does go to Madrid, he will absolutely need to sort that part of his game out. He can’t be losing the ball so often as he does for us. They’ll slaughter him.
 

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Not a chance in hell we would let him run his contract down. Arsenal are now famously good at allowing this to happen, but Levy will not.

I would imagine he will be sold in the summer if he fails to sign an extension, that’s how these things work now.

Players have had the power to run their contracts down for years now, but rarely get the chance as they will be sold before that happens. It’s the only defence the clubs have against this.
But what if a player doesn't want to be sold when he has one year left on his deal? If a player goes into the last year of their contract with their mind set on all the options a free transfer would afford them, there's not really much that the club can do to make them go beforehand.
 
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