There has been much talk about Tottenham's new signing Roberto Soldado, who has bagged two Premier League goals in the Premier League season so far.
While Soldado is a magnificent signing for a club who were in dire need of a quality forward, the capture of Christian Eriksen could be the difference between Champions League football and another season in the Europa League for Spurs.
After signing for the north London club for £11.5m from Ajax, the Danish playmaker made his debut for the side in a 2-0 victory of Norwich.
In both of Tottenham's goals in this match debutant Eriksen played a vital role in the development of the goal scoring opportunities.
It was he who provided the assist for the first goal, and then he popped up once again as he kept the ball moving and found Paulinho on the wing to slip in Gylfi Sigurdsson at the back post.
In the absence of Gareth Bale, this is the type of play that Tottenham need to break into the top four to a win a place in the Champions League next season.
Similar to how David Silva's clever touches and creation of goal scoring opportunities were vital in Manchester City's title run two seasons ago, it will be Christian Eriksen's guile and vision that will be pivotal in a top four run for Tottenham.
If he and Roberto Soldado can develop a partnership so that they can link up together with pace and fluidity, then Spurs will be a devastating attack that will parallel the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney at Manchester United, and Juan Mata and Eden Hazard at Chelsea.
Eriksen will need to use his fine performance against Norwich as a platform for a successful season. With Arsenal having signed Mesut Ozil the battle for the top four of the English Premier League is as tight as ever.
The new number 23 will have to be the difference maker between for Tottenham's Champions League ambitions.
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