Player watch: Christian Eriksen

TaoistMonkey

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He's scored 9 direct free kick goals for Tottenham at the age of 23. In comparison, David Beckham "only" scored 15 during his time at Man Utd.
*this could be wrong but posted it anyway :woot:
 
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Danny1

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I personally think the whole Beckham free kick thing was a bit over the top. I like Beckham a lot & think he is a wonderful role model & ambassador for football, however people did tend to go over the top about his free kick ability.

I think this was partly because he tended to score the important ones, which in itself deserves credit.

Eriksen on the other hand I genuinely expect a goal / almost goal, every time he steps up within shooting range. His ability to go to either side of the goal as shown against Swansea & his wonderful free kick against Sheff Utd last year.
 

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simyid

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"Beckham converted 65 of them into goals during his illustrious playing career. He scored 29 for Manchester United, 14 for Real Madrid, 12 for the L.A. Galaxy, seven for England’s national team, two for Preston North End and one for AC Milan. Of the 114 goals Beckham scored between 1993 and 2013, more than half came from set pieces."

seeing as the 9 Eriksen has scored has been in all comps he has 20 more to go to match Beckham at United
 
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The stats around his work ethic are really interesting.

I think a lot of us assumed he'd be a bit of a luxury player a la VdV, but turns out he really does seem to put in the miles.

Still not exactly a bulwark defensively, but he seems to have upped his game under Poch which is good to see.

Beautiful assist at the weekend as well.
He's an odd cat is our Christian. He's like a super deluxe journeyman. He scores some important goals, makes some important assists but can go missing for whole games and is a master at ineffective running.

For a long time now something has irked me about his game - I think it's that he just appears to be content to go through his career doing just enough to maintain is place, get paid and get by without getting harmed too much (maybe this is what his national team coach meant when he criticised his game, recently).

I don't get the sense of commitment from him like I do from, say, lamela who was featherweight and is now totally up for Armageddon on the field and will play with clear, total commitment for the cause.

I must say, it does bother me; but then he'll take a wordly freekick or play a super smart through-ball and you can't help being seduced, again, by the charm his talent holds.

I thought it might just be a personality thing as he plays his cards close to his chest and is a quiet one and doesn't really do emotion or passion and is just a low key dude. But then Lamela was far more of a wallflower and definitely more sensitive, yet has turned into a proper savage and is willing to put his body on the line, so....

Anyway, he's an important squad member and I love his freekicks and he's scored a good few genius goals and is a very clever player and we absolutely need his creativity in the squad.

Just want him to turn it up a bit like he did for a couple of games last season where he showed that he can bring the rage. Grrrrr.
 

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One of my biggest disappointments was that we never got Becks to pull on the shirt for us. Don't know why but I would have loved it, his passion and work effort is so impressive.

We came close, but not close enough!
 

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He's an odd cat is our Christian. He's like a super deluxe journeyman. He scores some important goals, makes some important assists but can go missing for whole games and is a master at ineffective running.

For a long time now something has irked me about his game - I think it's that he just appears to be content to go through his career doing just enough to maintain is place, get paid and get by without getting harmed too much (maybe this is what his national team coach meant when he criticised his game, recently).

I don't get the sense of commitment from him like I do from, say, lamela who was featherweight and is now totally up for Armageddon on the field and will play with clear, total commitment for the cause.

I must say, it does bother me; but then he'll take a wordly freekick or play a super smart through-ball and you can't help being seduced, again, by the charm his talent holds.

I thought it might just be a personality thing as he plays his cards close to his chest and is a quiet one and doesn't really do emotion or passion and is just a low key dude. But then Lamela was far more of a wallflower and definitely more sensitive, yet has turned into a proper savage and is willing to put his body on the line, so....

Anyway, he's an important squad member and I love his freekicks and he's scored a good few genius goals and is a very clever player and we absolutely need his creativity in the squad.

Just want him to turn it up a bit like he did for a couple of games last season where he showed that he can bring the rage. Grrrrr.
Agreed and said that I preferred Lamela (whilst he was getting pelters) because you could see he is 100% leave it out there.

Perhaps, young Christian knows about dihydrotestosterone relational to his hair, and has a (sub)conscious issue with releasing his full drive. Would make sense given his obvious body language issues about hair.

When he lets go of his care he came become a monster, if he never does I think he never will.
 

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decent match by Eriksen against Sweden, Denmarks goal came from a good corner whipped in by Eriksen and his range of passing was really good and also had pin point accuracy on his long passes. What I found interesting was he didn't run anywhere near as much as he runs for Spurs
 

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Am quite torn about the Denmark play off. Would love to see Eriksen at a major tournament but from a purely selfish point of view, a summer off would be just what he needs.
 

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Seeing as he's only 23 years old, I think he's got a 'transition season' in him, where he goes from good to great.

It just depends if our coaching team can get it out of him and also fit him into a system, and whether or not he wants it bad enough.
 
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