Micah Richards has been contributing to the BBC Premier League live blog today, where he had plenty of praise for a player sold by Tottenham, writes the HITC.
Well, Christian Eriksen made his first start for Brentford today since returning to the Premier League, in what was a special moment.
Many wondered if the 30-year-old would ever play football again after he suffered a cardiac arrest at EURO 2020, but the ex-Spurs man is now back and performing well.
Eriksen helped Brentford record a 3-1 win over Norwich at Carrow Road, and Richards was very impressed by the Dane’s performance.
On BBC Sport, the 33-year-old wrote: “Christian Eriksen made a massive difference – he was not exceptional but he was a cut above the rest. Some of his delivery was brilliant.”
One outstanding pass from Eriksen even saw a number of Tottenham fans bemoaning the fact he no longer plays for their beloved Spurs on Twitter.
We need him at spurs badly
— SHB 🇮🇹 (@SHBismyname) March 5, 2022
Hopefully, the former Ajax maestro can continue to go from strength to strength with the Bees.
At the moment, Antonio Conte is desperately missing a source of creativity in midfield, something Eriksen would provide.
The Italian even said he’d be open to re-signing the Denmark international if the opportunity arose.
Now, Eriksen has probably made Conte want a reunion even more.
As WhoScored shows, the Brentford playmaker completed 82.6% of his passes against the Canaries, while also swinging in four accurate crosses.
Eriksen also attempted five long-range passes, completing all of them.
It was a cultured display, and if he’s going to deliver that level of performance on a weekly basis, maybe Tottenham really should consider re-signing him.