Eriksen commits long-term future to Spurs

Christian Eriksen is predicting a bright future for Tottenham, which has prompted him to sign a new long-term contract with the club until 2020.

The Denmark international has been one of Spurs’ most consistent performers since his arrival from Ajax in 2013 and made his 100th Premier League appearance for the north Londoners in the 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool last month.

Eriksen was rewarded for his fine form back in January when he was voted Danish Player of the Year for the third time in succession – a new record in his homeland, while he helped Mauricio Pochettino’s side qualify for the UEFA Champions League via their third-placed finish in the league last term.

The 24-year-old playmaker is keen to kick on this season after they narrowly missed out finishing ahead of fierce rivals Arsenal in the top flight last time out, having pushed champions Leicester in the latter stages of the campaign.

“It’s gone really quickly,” Erikson told the club’s official website. “It’s my fourth season now and yet it doesn’t feel like that, it feels more like a second season and it’s more and more exciting.

“There is a great future at this place and I wouldn’t have signed if I didn’t see that. It’s a very good group of people, players who connect with each other, staff who connect with the players and we all have an idea of where we want to go, and hopefully we’ll achieve it.”

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