Opinion: Why Eriksen deserves nothing but respect and is a true Spurs club legend

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Christian Eriksen has nothing but my respect as Spurs announced that the Great Dane had completed his move to Inter Milan today.

Since joining Spurs and the Premier League, I think that Eriksen has been one of the best and most consistent creators out there.

Across seven seasons, the playmaker has 69 goals, just short of a ten goal per season average. In this same time, Eriksen also has an incredible 89 assists (Transfer Markt).

The Tottenham legend of the modern era, Ledley King, played 321 games for Spurs. Eriksen leaves with 304 to his name (Wikipedia).

He has been an incredible servant to the club over seven seasons in North London, giving the Spurs faithful some unforgettable moments.

In his final months as a Spurs man, the Great Dane has also taken to the pitch time and time again, rather than handing in a transfer request and seeing his Tottenham career out in the reserves like some.

The likes of Gareth Bale, Dimitar Berbatov, Luka Modric and more all pushed for moves away for better things, but are still considered club legends. The same respect should be handed to Eriksen.

The midfielder could have easily waited until the summer for perhaps a bigger move and bigger paycheck, leaving Spurs with no transfer fee, but he agreed to a January move.

I believe that he had the quality to push for a move to one of Europe’s elites years ago, yet decided to stay and fight with Tottenham.

The only thing I regret is that he has no trophies or winner’s medals to show for it. I hope he can find some glory with Inter Milan, while supporting Spurs in their quest for silverware of their own.

Eriksen can walk away with his head held high. A club legend. The Great Dane.

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  1. Seb,

    For once I can agree with you 100%
    It is a wrench for me that Eriksen has left the club but we should have known that this would have happened at some point and the stats you highlighted clearly shows that he was a fantastic servant for the club.
    Hopefully one day he will return to the club and get the type of reception he deserves as he provided a great deal of good memories which we shouldn’t forget.

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