Former Arsenal supporter Tim Sherwood compares Christian Eriksen to Dennis Bergkamp

Spurs manager was full of praise for the playmaker after his goal against West Brom

Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has previously admitted that he supported fierce rivals Arsenal in his youth, so Christian Eriksen should take his latest compliment in the highest regard.

Sherwood has compared the Danish playmaker with the Gunners legend Dennis Bergkamp after his terrific recent run of form for Spurs.

On Saturday, Spurs trailed 3-2 at West Brom before the 22-year-old equalised in the 90th minute with a cool finish past Ben Foster to secure the draw.

"Eriksen is one who just can't be left out. He's Bergkamp-esque," Sherwood enthused. Eriksen has now scored four goals in his last four Premier League appearances.

"You want someone to rush those chances, as an opposition manager, but when it lands to him you know he's going to be ice cold.

"Once he cut inside I knew the net was catching the ball."

 

Before he took the manager's job in December, footage emerged of Sherwood, then a coach at Tottenham, discussing Arsenal on TV show Sport and Leisure in April 2008, in which he said:

"I'd love to see them [Arsenal] do well, I grew up an Arsenal fan as a kid.

"My dad still goes to the Emirates every week."

There are no question marks over his support now though, with the manager saying he is "the biggest Tottenham fan" after Spurs 1-0 defeat by the Gunners last month.

In the build-up to that match, he also said: "There’s nothing better than to beat Arsenal."

Suggested Topics
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Solved after 200 years: the mysterious deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon's army

Solved after 200 years

The mysterious deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon's army
Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

Robert Fisk on the Turkey conflict

Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise
Investigation into wreck of unidentified submarine found off the coast of Sweden

Sunken sub

Investigation underway into wreck of an unidentified submarine found off the coast of Sweden
Instagram and Facebook have 'totally changed' the way people buy clothes

Age of the selfie

Instagram and Facebook have 'totally changed' the way people buy clothes
Not so square: How BBC's Bloomsbury saga is sexing up the period drama

Not so square

How Virginia Woolf saga is sexing up the BBC period drama
Rio Olympics 2016: The seven teenagers still carrying a torch for our Games hopes

Still carrying the torch

The seven teenagers given our Olympic hopes
The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise

The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis...

...but history suggests otherwise
The bald truth: How one author's thinning hair made him a Wayne Rooney sympathiser

The bald truth

How thinning hair made me a Wayne Rooney sympathiser
Froome wins second Tour de France after triumphant ride into Paris with Team Sky

Tour de France 2015

Froome rides into Paris to win historic second Tour
Fifteen years ago, Concorde crashed, and a dream died. Today, the desire to travel faster than the speed of sound is growing once again

A new beginning for supersonic flight?

Concorde's successors are in the works 15 years on from the Paris crash
I would never quit Labour, says Liz Kendall

I would never quit party, says Liz Kendall

Latest on the Labour leadership contest
Froome seals second Tour de France victory

Never mind Pinot, it’s bubbly for Froome

Second Tour de France victory all but sealed
Oh really? How the 'lowest form of wit' makes people brighter and more creative

The uses of sarcasm

'Lowest form of wit' actually makes people brighter and more creative
A magazine editor with no vanity, and lots of flair

No vanity, but lots of flair

A tribute to the magazine editor Ingrid Sischy
Foraging: How the British rediscovered their taste for chasing after wild food

In praise of foraging

How the British rediscovered their taste for wild food