Pundit raves about this Spurs star’s ‘outstanding’ performance against Villa

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur produced an impressive display against Aston Villa in their opening game of the Premier League season.

While the scoreline looked comfortable in the end, Spurs were behind for the majority of the game as the visitors struck early.

The newly-promoted side then defended resolutely to keep Spurs at bay for the rest of the first half.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men took even more control of the game in the second half and peppered Tom Heaton’s goal with shots but the England stopper was up to the task for the most part.

Spurs eventually managed to turn the game around with three strikes in the final fifteen minutes including one from debutant Tanguy Ndombele.

Former England defender Danny Mills was left really impressed with Christian Eriksen’s display. The midfielder came on midway into the second half and provided some cutting-edge to Tottenham’s attacking play.

Mills insisted Spurs have to do everything they can to hang on to the Danish international.

Speaking to Football Insider, the 42-year-old said, “Pochettino left him out but oh boy, didn’t he change the game when he came on?.

“He was outstanding and I’ve said many times that Eriksen is one of the most crucial parts of the way Tottenham play, his ability to create, make those opportunities for other players and control the game.

“If I was Tottenham, I would be doing everything to keep him right now.”

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As it is clear that Eriksen isn’t at the top of Real Madrid’s wishlist this summer, the ideal situation for all parties would be for the 27-year-old to sign an extension with Spurs with a release clause that will allow him to leave if Madrid come calling next summer.

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