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Arsene Wenger compares Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid star Luka Modric

first_imgArsene Wenger compares Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid star Luka Modric Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 Feb 2019 10:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link35Shares Speaking on beIN SPORTS, the former Arsenal manager said: ‘He is the outstanding player at Tottenham and the worry you can have for Tottenham is can they keep a player of that quality. I think he has developed extremely well.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He can score, he can deliver on set-pieces, he can give the final ball, he works very hard for the team. You do not find many players with so many qualities.‘He is the player that [Luka] Modric was before at Tottenham but he scores more goals.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEriksen moved to Spurs a year after Modric had departed north London for Madrid, signing in a bargain £11.5m deal from Ajax in 2013 and he has effectively filled the Croatian’s boots as the club’s playmaker.Since his arrival at Spurs, Eriksen has created more chances (518) in the Premier League than any other player following his debut in the competition, highlighting how influential he has been for Spurs.He has also scored 63 goals in 259 games and Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to keep him long-term as he plots a way to end the club’s trophy drought.Spurs qualified for the Champions League last-16 stage despite picking up just one point in their opening three group games and now have one foot in the quarter-finals following their emphatic victory over the Bundesliga leaders.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Christin Eriksen has developed into a key player for Spurs (Getty Images)Arsene Wenger has hailed Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen as a complete midfielder and likened him to Real Madrid star Luka Modric.Eriksen delivered an excellent performance as Spurs thrashed Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, supplying the assist for Fernando Llorente’s header late on after Heung-Min Son and Jan Vertonghen had also found the net.There has been plenty of speculation over the 27-year-old’s future as Spurs have been unable to reach an agreement with him over a contract extension to take him beyond his existing deal which expires in 2020.Real Madrid, who signed Modric from Spurs in 2012, are rumoured to be suitors of the Danish international and although Wenger sees similarities in their styles of play, he stated that Eriksen is a greater goal threat than the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner.ADVERTISEMENT”You do not find player with so many qualities. He’s the player that was Modrić before… but he scores more goals!”Wenger compares Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner. #beINUCL #beINWenger pic.twitter.com/kWhyGkCSMK— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) February 13, 2019 Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Bruce backs Moyes to come good

first_imgSteve Bruce is convinced David Moyes will bring the good times back to Manchester United, provided he is given time to do the job. “We all hope to be given the time because it’s difficult to turn things around in weeks,” he said. “You need to get your own team together, to have your beliefs and principles. “With transfers windows now you can’t turn it around overnight, you’ve only got a certain time to bring new players in and let players out. “When any club is in transition it is always difficult and that’s normal.” But Bruce, who once harboured his own ambitions to replace Ferguson, thinks he can succeed if United stick by their six-year contract with the former Everton boss. “It’s particularly tough for David, but make no mistake, they’ll turn it around,” said Bruce. “Even the really top class managers like David need time to stamp their authority on it. “All of us in the game knew that whoever was going to follow Sir Alex was in for a difficult time. “David has found it difficult, but given time, with the experience he’s got, he will turn it around, I’m convinced of that. “I’m sure Manchester United will give him time. In their past and their history they’ve always done that and I’m sure that will never change.” Moyes’ inability to overhaul the squad last summer is seen as a key reason for his current travails, but the acquisition of record signing Juan Mata in January hinted at better things. Bruce, for one, never expected Moyes to revamp Ferguson’s title-winners inside just one season. Former Red Devils skipper Bruce, now in charge of Hull, has watched Moyes struggle all season with the task of succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson, with Sunday’s 2-2 draw against bottom club Fulham the latest disappointment. With their title defence stalled and a Champions League berth now looking unlikely, Moyes is facing a battle to prove his credentials. Press Associationlast_img read more

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