Tottenham Hotspur ground out a controversial draw at the Etihad Stadium yesterday evening.
Mauricio Pochettino made one change to his starting line up for the trip to Manchester City with Christian Eriksen coming into the starting line up in place of Lucas Moura.
The Dane had made a crucial contribution to last weekend’s opener against Aston Villa when he came off the bench to help turn the game in Tottenham’s favour.
Despite revealing at the end of last season that he wanted to leave North London to seek a new challenge whilst inviting interest from Real Madrid, the 27-year-old still finds himself contracted to Tottenham (Ekstra Bladet).
Former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood claimed after the 2-2 draw against City that Eriksen is not on the same level as Kevin De Bruyne, who he labelled as the champions most important player.
De Bruyne was a constant threat to Spurs and provided both assists for City’s goals while Eriksen failed to make an impact at the other end.
“We talked about Eriksen before the game and how important he is to Tottenham, and we think he’s a world class player, if you’re talking of world class, he’s nowhere near the level of this kid,” Sherwood said on Optus Sport.
“This kid Kevin De Bruyne is top, he could play anywhere in the world, he is the most valuable player at this moment in time for Manchester City.
“He pops up everywhere. He’s so important to this side, they won the league last season without him for a large portion, that is a huge plus.
“He keeps himself fit, I don’t see anyone stopping him, he is unbelievable.”
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