Tottenham’s attack rivals Liverpool’s, Eriksen says team-mate deserves “attention”

Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen has praised the form of team-mate Son Heung-min, stating that the South Korea international deserves ‘a lot more attention’ than he is currently getting.

The Spurs attack has drawn plaudits from pundits over the last 24 months, with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and the Dane himself highlighted as some of the Premier League’s best players.

However, Tottenham have another attacking star that has been proving his worth of late, with Son showing he is equally as important to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man’s strike against Everton last weekend made it goals in five consecutive Spurs home games, while the versatile forward has been key in positive results over the last month.

Eriksen was quick to highlight Son as deserving of praise, with the Tottenham playmaker stating his team-mate perhaps flew under the radar given the reputation of some of the team’s other stars.

“He could have had a lot more attention than he has had because he has done very well since he’s been here,” the Dane told Sky Sports.

“At the beginning here he was getting used to the rhythm of the Premier League but now he’s topping up the performances with the goals and he’s great to play alongside.”

Much has been made of Liverpool’s Fab Four – the attacking unit that has propelled the Reds towards the Premier League summit and accounted for Manchester City’s first defeat of the season last weekend.

However, with Son’s new-found potency adding an extra offensive weapon for Tottenham and Philippe Coutinho’s Anfield exit, there is an argument to suggest that Spurs’ ‘Fab Four’ is just as deadly.

While Liverpool have scored eight more goals than the Lilywhites this season, Pochettino’s men have time to fire their way above the Merseysiders in the race for Champions League qualification this season.

Son and Eriksen will both play important roles in the team’s chances of a top-four finish, with victory away to Southampton on Sunday the next objective for Tottenham.