Quiz a Spurs fan on which of their post Gareth Bale signings was working out best in September and they’d have told you Paulinho, a couple of months later it would have been Vlad Chiriches, but as their campaign reaches it’s underwhelming conclusion, both have been gazumped.
Christian Eriksen’s command performance in victory over Sunderland served notice that the 4/1 about him in the Tottenham Hotspur player of the year award winner market won’t last long.
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The Ajax academy product’s goal against the seemingly doomed Wearsiders was foreseen on these pages and by that stage he’d already set up the Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane strikes which overturned the visitors’ unlikely lead.
It was a contribution that saw him usurp Roberto Soldado as the club’s top Premier League provider as well as join the Spaniard as the club’s second-highest scorer in the competition.
The 40/1 about Soldado claiming the Spurs player of the year honours is a damning indictment of his disappointing first campaign in England.
Meanwhile the fact that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris leads the betting for the award at 4/5 paints an equally uninspiring picture of a side that should have been tilting for a Champions League place this term.
As a result, Eriksen’s belated blossoming in Lilywhite, with all the promise of better to come next season that it holds, should see he him beat his goalkeeper to the gong.
That the Dane has gone into overdrive in recent weeks is irrefutable given he’s grabbed half his total Premier League goals and assists inside the last two home games.