Holland playmaker Wesley Sneijder has praised Christian Eriksen for revitalising his career by moving to Tottenham – and believes young players in the game should follow the Dane’s example.
Eriksen has long been rated as one of the hottest young prospects in Europe, and having been linked with various big-name clubs including Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, AC Milan, Liverpool and Manchester City, finally made the move to Spurs in the summer.
The Danish international has had a strong start to life at White Hart Lane, and Sneijder believes the young playmaker made the right decision to leave Ajax and the Eredivisie behind.
Speaking to NUSport, the Galatasaray ace said: "If they want to grow, they should follow Eriksen's example. The guy you see in the first few weeks at Spurs, he flourishes again. Unfortunately he couldn't in the Netherlands."
Tottenham will look to take a giant leap towards the next stage of the Europa League when they take on Sheriff Tiraspol tonight in Moldova.
A win would maintain Spurs’ 100% start to Group K and almost guarantee them a place in the next round.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that Paulinho, Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend have all been left at home for the trip, while striker Emmanuel Adebayor is in line for his first appearance of the season, and Aaron Lennon could make his first start since recovering from injury.
"He travelled," the Spurs boss said of Adebayor. "There is a chance he could be involved, but I'm not sure if he's starting or not. They [Adebayor and Lennon] don't need opportunities or chances. They're valued and they're great quality players."