Pochettino’s Eriksen praise

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Dom Le Roy

According to ESPN Mauricio Pochettino has said Christian Eriksen is in the same class as Manchester City pair Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva.

Our “Number 23” has been named in the PFA Team of the Season along with teammates Harry Kane and Jan Vertonghen, as well as De Bruyne and Silva.

However the influential Dane is not a contender for PFA Player of the Year, with De Bruyne and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah the favourites ahead of Silva, Kane, David de Gea, Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane.

He has scored five times in as many matches recently and he will play a crucial role in our hopes of reaching a first FA Cup final since 1991 in Saturday’s meeting with Manchester United — having scored inside 11 seconds in Spurs’ 2-0 win over Jose Mourinho’s side in January.

In his press conference before Saturday’s FA Cup semifinal, Pochettino said: “For me, you can compare Christian with special players like De Bruyne or David Silva. The type of player who is capable to play football, and also run, and fight. Yes, it is a massive, massive value to have a player like Christian in the team, of course.

He added: “I think in the four seasons that he’s playing for us, he has improved in every season. He’s more mature, more experienced. He was so young when I arrived here [as manager in summer 2014]. Of course now he’s a more mature player. That is one of the things that is easy to recognise and to give him the credit.

Pochettino went on to say: “He has improved in different aspects, yes. We saw how he was improving and in every single aspect. When a young player always arrives from a different league, it’s about time to improve.Of course, as when we were talking about Harry Kane or Dele Alli, they deserve the credit. They are good professionals, they work hard to try to improve. We are only people who provide the platform for them to work hard and improve.”

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