It's been a whirlwind two years for the midfielder after joining us from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2014.
A fixture in the team since switching to a holding role at the start of last season, Eric's performances have been rewarded by England - he started every game in Euro 2016 - and now with a new deal, he committed his future to the Club until 2021 this week.
"It’s gone fantastically well so far but I don’t want to get too excited or too far ahead of myself," he said.
"There is a lot I can still improve on. I’m looking to do that and this is the perfect place with the manager we have and the players around me, we’re all young players looking to improve.
"That’s important. I want to keep working hard and keep trying hard to improve. The manager wants to do that as well and it's fantastic for us younger players to be around someone like that."