Player watch: Christian Eriksen

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Marcotti says Ramsay is getting 250k not 400k.
If anyone will know Italian football, it’s him
It depends how you look at the deal. His salary will be 250, but his signing on bonus will be spread out over the length of the contract, taking it up to 400k. Basically Juve figure the signing on fee is cheaper than a transfer fee, and that’s how they work it in their budget.
 
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Bale signed an extension a year before his transfer knowing full well he was leaving. I assumed he did it so Spurs would get some money for him. Eriksen ought to do the same, IMO. I dont know how much of a hit he'll take in wages - but we've done our part as a stepping stone.
He doesn’t owe the club anything financially. Because he did the same thing at Ajax, we got him for the absolute steal of £11m, and he’s been here 5 years earning less money than he could have got elsewhere.
 
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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.
You do realise I'm only doing it to prove a point because of how far the Eriksen lovers take it the other way? Anyone would think that we have Hazard, De Bruyne and Silva combined in one player the way they go on about Eriksen. The guy is so overrated it's ridiculous but many of you seem incapable of understanding that I can rate a player's ability alongside him being overrated. If you look back through my posts you'll see me mention plenty of times that he's one of the most naturally gifted players I've ever seen play for us but his lack of being able to do it for long periods of games consistently is what separates him from the aforementioned players.

In terms of me being told I'm an incredibly shit fan by a guy that spends the majority of his life on a football forum, never at games and goes out of his way to call anyone he can out on things they said months previously that's probably a compliment. If you're what is classed as the epitome of a great fan then there really is no hope.

Thanks for those spam ratings guys, not sure how I'm going to sleep tonight.

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.
I couldn't really agree more with what is written above here. The only chance he will end up at Madrid is on some Ramsey type deal where there's no transfer fee. I would imagine world class players like Hazard are far higher up their radar.
 

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It seems Eriksen polarises opinions in the way Bale and Modric never did. Fwiw its worth I think he's a very good player and I hope we keep him but he's nowhere near the class of Hazard and Coutinho.

To me he's an instinctive player, his shots, crosses and passes in open play are entirely different to his dead balls which are dreadful. Its been said he wants Madrid but it seems they don't want him, thats only a guess but might explain his quiet spell. Hazard for example is Chelsea's stand out player most weeks, I can't remember the last time Eriksen was given MOTM on here
 

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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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You would also have to take into consideration he has now missed out on maybe 100k a week in payrise for 1-2 years... As I assume thats what he would have gotten if he signed new contract...

Really a bad decision by him involving a lot of financial risk... he could always Get his move - they all Do!..

I agree (y)

A payrise of £100k every week for 2 years really would be a lot of financial risk. :cautious:
 

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You do realise I'm only doing it to prove a point because of how far the Eriksen lovers take it the other way? Anyone would think that we have Hazard, De Bruyne and Silva combined in one player the way they go on about Eriksen. The guy is so overrated it's ridiculous but many of you seem incapable of understanding that I can rate a player's ability alongside him being overrated. If you look back through my posts you'll see me mention plenty of times that he's one of the most naturally gifted players I've ever seen play for us but his lack of being able to do it for long periods of games consistently is what separates him from the aforementioned players.

In terms of me being told I'm an incredibly shit fan by a guy that spends the majority of his life on a football forum, never at games and goes out of his way to call anyone he can out on things they said months previously that's probably a compliment. If you're what is classed as the epitome of a great fan then there really is no hope.

Thanks for those spam ratings guys, not sure how I'm going to sleep tonight.



I couldn't really agree more with what is written above here. The only chance he will end up at Madrid is on some Ramsey type deal where there's no transfer fee. I would imagine world class players like Hazard are far higher up their radar.
Eriksen lovers?!...Listen to yourself you pathetic little weasel lol, Christian Eriksen is a Tottenham Hotspur player who might I add has been aboluely instrumental in our huge progression as a club these last few years. You are or are meant to be a Spurs fan/supporter so it's your job to support the players in this club, whether you think they are overrated or get too much praise or not you get behind our players. You like me are meant to be 'Eriksen lovers' because you're meant to fucking support him, why is that such a hard concept to grasp?

This is why you're a shit fan, it doesn't matter if you go to games and travel up and down the country following the team, if you're incompetent of being a Spurs supporter then kindly give your season ticket to someone else and fuck off.

Why are you mentioning Hazard when he hasn't been as consistent as Eriksen has in the Prem, do you actually watch football, genuine question? Also if you want to bring up Silva and De Bruyne, Eriksen was playing at that level last season, think he has the 3rd most chances created in the league and made Prem TOTS...Even De Bruyne and Silva haven't lived up to their own standards they set themselves last season so what the entire fuck are you on about?

If we look back through your posts?, okay I'll oblige

Eriksen is the only player that can have a shit game bar one assist which was mostly down to Trippier's great pass yet be highly praised for picking a teammate up off the floor. If half of you found him shagging your mrs you would come onto SC and give him a 10 in the match thread for being a great guy. He is so overrated it's crazy, that doesn't mean he's not very good but he is someone who can only be arsed half of the time he is not Barca/Madrid standard, hence why he's at Spurs and none of the top teams have bid for him.

And for those comparing his importance to Kane's, well you're a lost cause.
Another top game for Eriksen. We're just lucky that he will move to Barcelona after we play them.
Oh see. Another Eriksen bottle in a big game. Have seen this far too often.
Can't help but think Eriksen is Barcelona bound after another amazing performance.... Espanyol.
Another performance this season he should hope Barcelona weren't watching. :ROFLMAO:

When you remove the games where Eriksen adds bundles to his stats against poor teams who give him space he is nothing better than Gylfi Sigurdsson. Once again he bottled challenges, lost the ball on multiple occasions and offered nothing from set pieces. It's hard to class someone world class when they haven't scored a free kick for their club in 2 years.

There's a reason why there have been no bids for him since he joined Spurs. All this crap about him being under the radar is ridiculous given every big club will have scouts watching the PL, CL and internationals. On his day he is a very good player, but so is Juan Mata.
Pretty embarrassing stuff from a Spurs 'fan' and there's more comments, I don't think you realise how much of an idiot you come across.

lol There you go again, you're speculating that I never go to games, this is the most pathetic argument anyone can have on a football forum just because you are desperate for that one-upmanship lol...as I said last time carry on speculating on whether I go to games or not it's irrelevant in the grand scheme of things especially since you go and you can't do a basic job of supporting the team.
 

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RM will spend big this summer. Also they will sell, Isco will 100% leave, so will Kovacic. Those two alone will cover the cost of Eriksen given his contract situation. The only way I maybe see him staying is if we win the league. But we won't. And even then he would probably still feel like it was time to move on. I really don't see a single scenario in which he stays.
The only way I see him staying is if the next RM boss would rather buy different players. Hazard is as good as there imo, so do they want both Hazard and Eriksen?
 

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You do realise I'm only doing it to prove a point because of how far the Eriksen lovers take it the other way? Anyone would think that we have Hazard, De Bruyne and Silva combined in one player the way they go on about Eriksen. The guy is so overrated it's ridiculous but many of you seem incapable of understanding that I can rate a player's ability alongside him being overrated. If you look back through my posts you'll see me mention plenty of times that he's one of the most naturally gifted players I've ever seen play for us but his lack of being able to do it for long periods of games consistently is what separates him from the aforementioned players.

In terms of me being told I'm an incredibly shit fan by a guy that spends the majority of his life on a football forum, never at games and goes out of his way to call anyone he can out on things they said months previously that's probably a compliment. If you're what is classed as the epitome of a great fan then there really is no hope.

Thanks for those spam ratings guys, not sure how I'm going to sleep tonight.



I couldn't really agree more with what is written above here. The only chance he will end up at Madrid is on some Ramsey type deal where there's no transfer fee. I would imagine world class players like Hazard are far higher up their radar.
Its the hyperbole mate - he is not "so overrated its ridiculous" and Hazard nor David Silva do the things you mention consistently game in game out.

The guy is no 23. and no 29. in ALL TIME premier league assists and goals for midfielders respectively and has more tackles this season (27) than Hazard, Silva or DeBruyne
 

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There have been multiple reports over the past few weeks from different outlets in Spain that they have moved on from Eriksen as a target. He had always been seen as a Modric replacement and evidently Ceballos has played well enough this season that they don't see the need to buy a player to fill that role. Let's hope that continues to be the case for the rest of the season.
 
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Eriksen lovers?!...Listen to yourself you pathetic little weasel lol, Christian Eriksen is a Tottenham Hotspur player who might I add has been aboluely instrumental in our huge progression as a club these last few years. You are or are meant to be a Spurs fan/supporter so it's your job to support the players in this club, whether you think they are overrated or get too much praise or not you get behind our players. You like me are meant to be 'Eriksen lovers' because you're meant to fucking support him, why is that such a hard concept to grasp?

This is why you're a shit fan, it doesn't matter if you go to games and travel up and down the country following the team, if you're incompetent of being a Spurs supporter then kindly give your season ticket to someone else and fuck off.

Why are you mentioning Hazard when he hasn't been as consistent as Eriksen has in the Prem, do you actually watch football, genuine question? Also if you want to bring up Silva and De Bruyne, Eriksen was playing at that level last season, think he has the 3rd most chances created in the league and made Prem TOTS...Even De Bruyne and Silva haven't lived up to their own standards they set themselves last season so what the entire fuck are you on about?

If we look back through your posts?, okay I'll oblige


Pretty embarrassing stuff from a Spurs 'fan' and there's more comments, I don't think you realise how much of an idiot you come across.

lol There you go again, you're speculating that I never go to games, this is the most pathetic argument anyone can have on a football forum just because you are desperate for that one-upmanship lol...as I said last time carry on speculating on whether I go to games or not it's irrelevant in the grand scheme of things especially since you go and you can't do a basic job of supporting the team.
I'm not obliged to love any player that plays for us but first of all whether you believe me or not I've only ever been vocally supportive of our players at matches and what I post on forums is completely irrelevant to that. A lot of speculation and assumption in your post about what I do at matches and how I go about supporting the players, if that's what you're trying to call me out for.

Hazard hasn't been as consistent as Eriksen? And I get called the troll on here. When you consider the strikers Hazard plays with, the managerial changes, the way that the players around him down tools every other seasons I really don't see how this one can even be argued but let's agree to disagree.

Tbh I really couldn't care less what you think of me. I can't be arsed to go back through my posts but I guarantee you will have hand selected specific ones to suit your agenda, there will be plenty of times where I credit Eriksen's ability, that has never ever been questioned. He is overrated by our fans, he will not end up at Madrid in my opinion, let's leave it at that.

Its the hyperbole mate - he is not "so overrated its ridiculous" and Hazard nor David Silva do the things you mention consistently game in game out.

The guy is no 23. and no 29. in ALL TIME premier league assists and goals for midfielders respectively and has more tackles this season (27) than Hazard, Silva or DeBruyne
The hyperbole from our fans is why I post. One of the posts the other day labelled him as "criminally underrated". Does anyone on this forum seriously think he's criminally underrated? Seriously?

I've seen him labelled as more important to us than Harry Kane. Really? We should be more upset if Eriksen leaves over Kane?

I remember in the ratings thread no matter how poorly Eriksen played Bus Conductor would find a way to praise him. "He completed more 5-10 yard passes in the right corner of the final third during minutes 61-70 than any other player on the pitch". DTX seems to have taken over as that guy.

If you lot think I'm trolling then fair enough but I've mostly just been arguing against what I see as complete blind praise for a player that is very good but not world class.
 

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I'm not obliged to love any player that plays for us but first of all whether you believe me or not I've only ever been vocally supportive of our players at matches and what I post on forums is completely irrelevant to that. A lot of speculation and assumption in your post about what I do at matches and how I go about supporting the players, if that's what you're trying to call me out for.

Hazard hasn't been as consistent as Eriksen? And I get called the troll on here. When you consider the strikers Hazard plays with, the managerial changes, the way that the players around him down tools every other seasons I really don't see how this one can even be argued but let's agree to disagree.

Tbh I really couldn't care less what you think of me. I can't be arsed to go back through my posts but I guarantee you will have hand selected specific ones to suit your agenda, there will be plenty of times where I credit Eriksen's ability, that has never ever been questioned. He is overrated by our fans, he will not end up at Madrid in my opinion, let's leave it at that.



The hyperbole from our fans is why I post. One of the posts the other day labelled him as "criminally underrated". Does anyone on this forum seriously think he's criminally underrated? Seriously?

I've seen him labelled as more important to us than Harry Kane. Really? We should be more upset if Eriksen leaves over Kane?

I remember in the ratings thread no matter how poorly Eriksen played Bus Conductor would find a way to praise him. "He completed more 5-10 yard passes in the right corner of the final third during minutes 61-70 than any other player on the pitch". DTX seems to have taken over as that guy.

If you lot think I'm trolling then fair enough but I've mostly just been arguing against what I see as complete blind praise for a player that is very good but not world class.
I don't think you're trolling per se, but if you're using hyperbole as a response to what you deem hyperbole then surely your comments are just as ridiculous.

I know stats don't show the whole picture but when you look at them comparitvely over the course of 4-5 seasons where he produces a consistent return, on a par with players you deem world class I think it's fair to say he stands along side them all

You're entitled to your opinion I just happen to think mine is right
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I don't think you're trolling per se, but if you're using hyperbole as a response to what you deem hyperbole then surely your comments are just as ridiculous.

I know stats don't show the whole picture but when you look at them comparitvely over the course of 4-5 seasons where he produces a consistent return, on a par with players you deem world class I think it's fair to say he stands along side them all

You're entitled to your opinion I just happen to think mine is right
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While I don't think my comments are ridiculous I am obviously mostly on focusing on the negatives. He's a great player, he has so much ability it's unreal and for me that is why it's frustrating when he fails to perform consistently.
 

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There have been multiple reports over the past few weeks from different outlets in Spain that they have moved on from Eriksen as a target. He had always been seen as a Modric replacement and evidently Ceballos has played well enough this season that they don't see the need to buy a player to fill that role. Let's hope that continues to be the case for the rest of the season.

An Eriksen inspired elimination of RM in the next round of the CL will have them scampering after him again.
 

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While I don't think my comments are ridiculous I am obviously mostly on focusing on the negatives. He's a great player, he has so much ability it's unreal and for me that is why it's frustrating when he fails to perform consistently.
I think the point is mate that over the time he has been with us he has. Might not be every game, or every minute of every game but you'd be hard pressed to find someone who does what he does better more often.
 
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