Tottenham boss Sherwood hails Eriksen commitment

The Danish midfielder set up two goals in Spurs' 3-1 win over Fulham on Saturday, and his manager puts his improving form down to a relentless effort in training.
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is reaping the benefit of hours spent on the training ground trying to improve, according to manager Tim Sherwood.

The Spurs star set up two goals in Saturday's 3-1 win over Fulham at White Hart Lane, both by delivering inviting free kicks that Paulinho and Younes Kaboul converted.

Eriksen is ending his first season in English soccer, following an August move from Ajax, strongly and Sherwood believes that it is down to the 22-year-old's determination to excel.

"He's a fantastic advert for any young player who wants to improve himself because I drag him off the training field every day and say: 'That's enough, Christian, it's getting dark - go home to the missus,'" he told the press, before suggesting that the Dane's improved creative edge has come as a result of the duo having a heart-to-heart.

He explained: "What I did say to him was to come and find the ball more, just come and float and find the ball in between lines for us and, when he does that, he creates some space and creates chances."

Victory over Fulham keeps Tottenham in the hunt for a top-five Premier League finish with three games remaining, with Sherwood confident of ending the season in style.

"I think we can go away to Stoke and West Ham and win and then come back here last game of the season against Aston Villa," he said. "We're always going to score goals. I've lost count, it's been so many since I took over."