The Dane was linked with a host of top European clubs throughout the summer, eventually opting to move to north London, and the 21-year-old has revealed that it was Spurs' ambition that convinced him to leave Ajax for the Premier League outfit.
"There were not that many clubs to choose from in the end and no-one were closer than Tottenham," he told BT. "There were a lot of rumours but I only felt right about the approach from Tottenham. The club followed me for a long time and really showed intent.
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"The goal is to challenge for the title. That is what the club wants and that is what I want."
Eriksen, who will have to wait until after the international break to make his Spurs debut, also noted that he will have to become accustomed to life on the pitch in England.
"I understand this will be a different experience - how much, it is still too early to say," the midfielder observed. "I might need to acclimatise, so I am not expecting to play all the games but, then, I don't know what the manager has planned for me.
"From the conversations I have had, they have indicated that they see me as an attacking midfielder, a creative player. They have also told me that you are expected to fight for a spot on the team because there are a lot of good players here but, of course, I hope things will fall to my advantage."