Tottenham Hotspur's summer signing, Christian Eriksen, has talked up his new side's chances of challenging for the Premier League title this season, but admitted they must overtake Arsenal first.

The Dane wasted no time endearing himself to the Spurs faithful on Saturday with an impressive display, and his comments in The Daily Mail will only further his popularity at White Hart Lane.

Andre Villas-Boas' side sit third in the table having won three of their opening four fixtures, the only blot being the 1-0 derby defeat to the Gunners, and Eriksen believes a good start can help them challenge at the top.

"I think our title chances are really good. We have had a good beginning and it's pretty easy to play with such good players," he said.

"I think everybody, first and foremost, wants to be in the Champions League next season, for sure. Then we have, of course, to become champions. That is why he (Andre Villas-Boas) spent so much money on good players. That is just the sort of thing I want to be part of."

Tottenham fans would have already been encouraged by the playmaker's clear ambition, and his emphasis on the necessity to overtake their north London rivals will only fuel their love for Eriksen.

"Arsenal are above us in the league at the moment, so we will have to turn that around for a start," the Denmark international added.

Having signed from Ajax for just £11.5million, Eriksen was a relatively cheap addition in a summer where Villas-Boas splashed out £30million on Erik Lamela, £26million on Roberto Soldado and £17million on Paulinho.

If Spurs can take the Premier League crown for the first time in their history it will add to the 21-year-old's already impressive trophy cabinet, which currently consists of three Eredivisie titles and one KNBV Cup.

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