Vertonghen is aware of Eriksen neatly, having performed with the midfielder at Ajax for 3 years ahead of he moved to Spurs in 2012 and Eriksen adopted a yr later.
Eriksen has been very good thus far this time period, contributing 3 assists and two targets already in the Premier League. He completed ultimate season with 15 assists, 2d most effective to Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne.
Consistency, moderately than ability, has been Eriksen’s factor since becoming a member of Spurs in 2013 however Vertonghen insists the 25-year-previous has matured.
Asked if Eriksen used to be up there with the best playmakers in the world, Vertonghen stated: “I consider so, yeah. I feel Christian has made improbable development.
“I have identified him for a few years and he is at all times been an ideal ability, an ideal participant however in the ultimate two seasons he is made nice development.
“Everyone at all times stated that you must be the best playmaker in the world along with his high quality and I feel certainly the ultimate years were giant, giant steps ahead.
“He’s scoring targets and giving assists and even if he drops a line, what he did for us in a pair of video games, he does rather well. Christian, particularly in the ultimate two seasons, has been monumental.”
Tottenham face APOEL in the Champions League on Tuesday as they give the impression of being to construct on an outstanding opening win at house to Borussia Dortmund in Group H.
Victory in Cyprus may just put Mauricio Pochettino’s males in a robust place to qualify given Dortmund host Real Madrid, however Vertonghen is no longer to be had.
The Belgian is serving a one-match ban after receiving two yellow playing cards towards the German facet, which means Eric Dier may just drop into the again 3 or Pochettino would possibly put his religion in 19-year-previous summer time signing Juan Foyth.
“It’s a disgrace,” Vertonghen said. “I do not believe I deserved that pink card, but when no longer I am on a yellow card and I will pass over another sport with some other yellow.
“I’ve got confidence in the team. I’m suspended now but it’s only one game.”