Mauricio Pochettino claims Christian Eriksen's as good as Alexis Sanchez

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Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Tottenham Hotspur’s star man Christian Eriksen claiming the Dane has been on par with Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez this season.

The Telegraph reported that the Argentine believes Eriksen can progress into one of the best players in the league and has a bright future ahead of him. 

When asked whether the Dane has been as good as his Premier League counterparts, the Spurs manager replied: “Yes, so far. Christian has the possibility to get to the same level. His contribution so far is as great for the team.”

Eriksen has been instrumental for Spurs this season adding a creative spark which was lacking throughout Pochettino’s side, also adding key goals along the way, notably late on in the game.

He has created 53 chances for the London side this season and made 52 key passes, proving his impressive vision and decision making.

However, Fabregas dominates the league in assists and has 15 this season as opposed to Sanchez’s seven and Eriksen’s one. Fabregas has been key for Jose Mourinho’s side and has been one of the main reasons that they currently sit five points clear at the top of the league. 

"We have a plan for the present and for the long term. We need to understand that we need to get the good results now to develop in a very good way our future,” said Pochettino.

Sanchez has also been crucial to Arsenal, carrying the team at times when things had not gone to plan - a sign of a truly remarkable player. The ex-Barcelona star has 12 goals this season, more than Eriksen and Fabregas combined. 

Spurs face Arsenal on Saturday in the north London derby with both sides coming into the clash in fine form. We will not be able to see Eriksen against Sanchez however, as the Chilean is set to miss the derby through a thigh injury.

Eriksen is certainly one of the best talents the league has to offer and he could lead Spurs to their first major trophy since 2008 when they face Chelsea in the League Cup final in March.

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