It's been another promising season for Tottenham Hotspur under Mauricio Pochettino, with the North Londoners looking in great shape to secure Champions League qualification for 2019/20. Spurs are currently in third position, four points above rivals Arsenal and have some decent looking fixtures to come.
Tottenham have finished in the top four in each of the last three seasons and their hopes of doing so this year were boosted dramatically on Tuesday night when they defeated Brighton at their fantastic new stadium.
It was a tense affair between two sides fighting for very different things at opposite ends of the table and as the game dragged on it looked like Spurs were going to drop points for the first time since moving to their new home, only to be saved by the magnificent Christian Eriksen.
The Great Dane has a reputation for producing on the big stage and he saved Spurs with a magnificent left footed strike to raise the roof and strengthen Tottenham's grip on third place. It had been a frustrating night for Spurs but to win in that manner will do their confidence wonders going into their clash with West Ham and that colossal Champions League semi-final with Ajax next Tuesday.
With top scorer Harry Kane out the side the onus is on others to step up to the plate, something which Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min have done so to great effect. But one who does go under the radar slightly at times is Eriksen. Now at the age of 27, the Denmark international is at the peak of his powers and he is absolutely imperative to how Pochettino's side functions.
The Argentine is a massive fan of his and he'll be fully aware of Eriksen's current contract situation. This summer he'll enter the final twelve months of his deal and huge clubs such as Real Madrid have been linked with a potential move for him, which if true will make it very difficult to retain his services.
His consistent brilliance makes him a must for this Tottenham team and it's absolutely imperative that they tie him down to a new deal, which if successful is expected to double his current £75k per-week contract.