Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas has written on Skysports.com that Tottenham Hotspur are already missing Christian Eriksen.

The Danish playmaker joined Italian giants Inter Milan from Spurs in the January transfer window after a prolonged saga over the star’s future.

Nicholas, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, believes that Spurs are already missing the 28-year-old Denmark international attacking midfielder.

The Scotsman made the comments while looking ahead to the Premier League game between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge in London on Saturday afternoon.

Nicholas wrote on Skysports.com: “Tottenham were patting themselves on the back after their match against RB Leipzig. But why? They turned up for 15-20 minutes.

“Heung-Min Son is now injured, so what is their out ball? Lucas Moura played on the shoulder when he was scoring, so he could get in behind. But he does not link the play up; that is not his game.

“You can already see why they miss Christian Eriksen. They did get some fabulous money for him but you can see the difference in where Tottenham are going.”

Stats

Eriksen made 10 starts and 10 substitute appearances in the Premier League for Tottenham this season before his move to Inter, scoring two goals and providing two assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

The former Ajax star also made two starts and three substitute appearances in the Champions League for the North London outfit, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

Eriksen’s replacement?

While Eriksen’s importance to Tottenham up until the current season cannot be doubted, the Dane’s performances dropped in the 2019-20 campaign.

However, Spurs landed Giovani Lo Celso in the summer on a loan deal and have since made the contract permanent after the Argentina international impressed.

Tottenham have looked a much better side in recent times when the South American has been on the pitch, with his range of passing and movement off the ball certainly of note.

Moving forward, Spurs fans will hope that Lo Celso fills the Eriksen creativity void in Jose Mourinho’s team.

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