Tim Sherwood claims Spurs star is nowhere near the level of Man City equivalent

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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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  1. This “kid” is a year older than Eriksen.

    Clearly de bruyne is world class, but he’s also in a dream team whereas Eriksen is not.

    The main motivation of Sherwood seems to be to gain attention…

  2. dude City fitness speak a planet above! We were too cautious and midfield were too high leaving no service for Kane. Nobody picks ball frm deep Center to service , cause we are too confident to loss the ball! 2nd half we tried but many players were disarrayed out of position and clumsy . Lucky but I take the result to strength Fitness , Off ball play and pace ! Coys you can and you will ! Come on u Spurs

  3. We were off pace, midfield to high up and no commando to carry the ball frm deep in to Attack. Many players nervous and played to City’s tune ! I will take the points and work on fitness, pace and off the ball ethics. Next game please

  4. De Bruyne is a cut above everyone in the league, and in Europe. Highlighting Eriksen, who is quality and a different type of player, makes zero sense. Tim is out for attention again. Just like the younger Redknapp, they both have to say something.

  5. Hopefully, Sherwood, being a Spurs fan, is playing the game by putting off those vultures at Real Madrid
    bidding for Eriksen by Sept 2nd. Spurs definitely need Eriksen to stay, but if he doesn’t sign a new
    contract then Levy’s done a poor job of keeping him. Because if Eriksen is offered £200k pw over the
    next two years, but with the option of leaving next summer if a bid of £50m comes in, then the Dane, his agent,
    and Spurs should take that. Otherwise Eriksen will lose out on much higher pay this season, and possibly
    not walk into the club of his dreams next summer either. Let’s face it, his greedy agent is influencing him too much.

  6. Eriksen is a talented player who thrives against weaker opposition when given space and time. The sooner he moves on will be the moment we have edged closer to winning something. Dim is right he is no where near the class of Kevin and we have players on our squad who are better.I really hope he leaves and I am able to have this discussion over the next two years. Nobody realizes that you cannot measure how many more chances we could have created with a player who competes and is willing to try and win the ball back, not fake it and chalk up jogging miles to fool the masses that he is working hard. Most will point to this supposed stat of him creating more chances than anyone but again this is not a factual science. They still say he is a master of free kicks !!. Until the Everton game last year, it was 2015 since his last Premeirship free kick-goal. He went 0 for 189 attempts !!! If he stays he can help but we must use him accordingly. Forget any physical or high paced games don’t even dress him. Play him all the time against the rest of the league and other lower competitions and he will shine as usual .


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