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Christian catches Jurgen's eye

Posted on 26 March 2015  - 10:11

Spurs and German legend Jurgen Klinsmann has described Christian Eriksen as a ‘special talent’.

Jurgen KlinsmannJurgen in his Spurs heyday - 1994Christian celebrates his goal against Everton

And World Cup winner Jurgen had a close view of the midfielder’s talents this week.

The USA coach took his team to Denmark for a friendly and the Danes, captained by Christian on the occasion of his 50th cap, came from 1-0 and 2-1 down to win 3-2 in Aarhus.

Christian unlocked the USA defence to set-up the winner for Nicklas Bendtner as he celebrated his half-century of caps in style.

Jurgen, who wowed fans with a 29-goal season in 1994-95 before returning to help stave off relegation in 1998, still keeps a close eye on Spurs and he’s impressed with what he’s seen of Christian, who has nine Premier League goals to his name with eight games remaining.

“Christian is an exceptional talent and that’s why he’s at Tottenham!” Jurgen told

“He’s tremendously talented. He’s been the difference in some games and having these types of players gives you a spark, gives you a chance to make a difference when it really matters.

“He’s very focused, mature, he will go through ups and downs and will continue to have that like every player in the world but when you have 50 caps at 23 it shows you are driven, that you have an inner hunger and you are extremely ambitious inside, otherwise you wouldn’t be at that number.

“Hopefully he continues on that path, keeps that inner hunger going and going, takes Denmark to Euro 2016 and then towards Russia. You definitely have a special talent there.”