Christian Eriksen confident he can be even better despite yet again stepping up for Tottenham Hotspur
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The ex-Ajax playmaker has been one of Spurs’ best performers over the last 18 months and delivered in the absence of Harry Kane last Saturday
Spurs star Christian Eriksen is confident he has a lot more to offer despite appearing to be in the best form of his career.
The Denmark playmaker grabbed a brace last weekend during a 3-0 win at Swansea City to help the Lilywhites reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
It was his 10th and 11th goals in all competitions for Tottenham Hotspur this season, while in the Premier League alone he’s netted on seven occasions and claimed eight assists in 29 appearances.
Eriksen’s form over the last 18 months has rightly placed him up there with the best attacking midfielders in the world.
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He was the star of the show for Denmark in November when they faced the Republic of Ireland in a two-legged play-off to decide who reached the 2018 World Cup.
The Spurs number 23 smashed a stunning hat-trick in Dublin to inspire a 5-1 win on the night and on aggregate for his country and as he heads off to link up with his international team-mates again this week, he has insisted he can still reach a higher level.
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“Am I in the best form of my career? I’m in a very good place, but I’m not sure it is the best yet,” Eriksen told BT Sport after Saturday’s win at Swansea.
“I hope there is something more to reach. Of course I’m happy with the way I am, the way the team is and how we are going and the direction we are going.
“With the semi final’s coming up, it is going to be fun to play at Wembley in a different meaning.”
Although for now Eriksen will be focusing on facing Panama and Chile over the next week, when he returns to Spurs the mindset will switch to the top-four battle and the club’s quest for silverware.
Tottenham’s next match is a big one at Chelsea on April 1 and Mauricio Pochettino will hope to lead the club to their first win at Stamford Bridge since February 1990.
Harry Kane is likely to be out of the picture again as he works his way back from a recent ankle injury and so the onus will be on the likes of Eriksen to deliver.
The Dane more than stepped up to the mark in South Wales with a man of the match display at the Liberty Stadium and he pulled the strings at AFC Bournemouth on March 11 (4-1 win) also.
Despite his stunning form, it is not inconceivable Eriksen has a lot more to give, especially when you consider he has only recently turned 26.
The world appears to be at the feet of the ex-Ajax man and luckily for Spurs, he seems happy where he is right now.