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09 Jul 2019 13:56:48
Any thoughts on whether Erikson would fit how OGS is looking to play next year and if so could he and Fernandes play together.
I know spurs are a nightmare to deal with but the moves they are making suggest they are planning for life after Erikson after he commented he could leave.

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09 Jul 2019 14:15:46
Tbf to eriksen he did quite well last season when he was asked to drop deeper for spurs. But that seemed more of an emergency stop gap due to dembele moving to china, wanyama being crocked and winks getting injured.

Still seems to be a normal number 10/ attacking midfielder like fernandes. He would be a much better buy than fernandes who will need time to settle and most of hus output did come at a lower level.

Eriksen could slot in immediately behind rashford and martial in the attacking midfield role pogba will vacate and fill huge chance creation hole that pogba will leave behind.

09 Jul 2019 15:04:12
I have always liked Erikson DSG and would have liked us to get him before he went to Spurs. I think he could play well in either a 433 as part of the AM 2 as the front midfielder in a 4231. What interested me was the discussion around 4222 and whether Erikson could form the 2 AM's with 2 of Matic/ Longstaff/ McTomany behind.
I am disapointed we did not push for Tielmans but have faith we will get where we need to come the season beginning.

09 Jul 2019 15:52:43
Sorry but Erikson is past his best. He’s too slow, we need young hungry players.

09 Jul 2019 16:11:03
Brad, Eriksen could certainly play as one of the advanced midfielders in a 4222 type system. The two advanced midfielders in that system are ideally a cross between wingers and No.10's players who can go outside or cut in, but players who have quality on the ball and can control the attack.

Eriksen has on many occasions played in one of the wider roles of a 4231 at Spurs, which often looked more like a lopsided 4222 with Son often pushing on as a loose striker on the left and Eriksen tucking in slightly on the right to allow Trippier space on the overlap, with Alli moving slightly left so he can then cut in more central onto his right foot to shoot.

09 Jul 2019 16:22:15
BR, Eriksen often covers more ground than any other player on the pitch.

He tackles and intercepts high up the pitch and keeps the ball well when in possession.

He wants to move to a top club no doubt to win trophies.

I'm not sure his hunger can be questioned.

09 Jul 2019 16:37:36
Is he another that goes slightly missing in the bigger games? I've seen it mentioned on the spurs site a few times i personally can't say I've watched enough to notice.

09 Jul 2019 16:59:02
Agree totally that in the biggest games he often does do enough. When did you see him dominate top class opposition or haul spurs back into a match from a losing position against a really top team. Not often enough for me.

09 Jul 2019 20:33:39
Sounds like he would be a good fit and replacement for Pogba and could suit OGS. Whether he is the perfect player could be debatable but he does seem to have hunger and for me could be the ideal person with a young team around him.
Other than players unobtainable I would happily have Erikson and Fernandes as Pogba replacements.

09 Jul 2019 22:49:32
Past his best at 27 😂😂 Jesus Christ! He had better retire then he's lost it and his career is over. Absolute shocking player.

10 Jul 2019 06:01:15
Christian Erikson is top top class.
Always wants the ball, passes forward with purpose, works hard for the team, delivers quality set pieces.

{Ed001's Note - do you think so? I think he is massively overrated and goes missing when put under pressure. In easy games he is great, but when it actually matters he is terrible, like in the Champions League final. So long as he has plenty of time and space to pick a pass, he is a good passer, but he just falls apart when closed down. He is one of the main reasons Spurs fail when it matters imo.}

10 Jul 2019 06:41:14
Agree with you Ed that his impact reduces when suffocated.
But whenever I watch Spurs, Erikson always looks to make something
Because of Spurs's lack of quality in central midfield, he often drops deep and demands the ball.
If he stays, Ndombele could potentially bring the best out of him.

{Ed001's Note - I am not sure how Ndombele will do that, he is really not that kind of midfielder. It is not Spurs' lack of quality that sees him drop deep, it is his own inability to cope under pressure that sees him choose to drop deeper to try and get time and space. Then he lacks the ability to pick the passes required from the deeper position. He just isn't that good.}

10 Jul 2019 07:35:38
Cheers Ed. Interesting views from your perspective.



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