Christian Eriksen reveals Manchester City snub
Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signing Christian Eriksen claims he is happy to have snubbed the opportunity to join Manchester City last year and to choose White Hart Lane as his new home a year later. Eriksen decided against moving to the Eastlands to further develop himself at Ajax, although a large number of other top notch clubs were after his signature as well.
Eriksen, who was in stunning form against Norwich City once again, insists he has no regrets over losing the chance to play for Manchester City, who condemned the Premier League champions Manchester United to a 4-1 defeat on Sunday.
Eriksen was part of a long transfer window, which saw him get attention from Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco. Eriken was closely linked with a move to Liverpool for over a year now. The Danish midfielder had come very close to signing the papers, but Spurs interest spurred him away.
The 21-year-old Denmark international claims it took him time to settle down in England, even though Eriksen has stepped on to the field with amazing form.
“It took me a while to get to England because I said no a few times. Last summer, City really wanted to sign me, but it didn't feel right,” Eriksen said.
“Maybe I wouldn't have played there -- I wouldn't go to a club just to stay on the subs' bench. I didn't feel ready for a league like the Premier League, and now it looks like I moved at the right time.
“A lot of players moved from Ajax in the last year and it gave me responsibility and made me grow. It made me better. It was exciting there, but you have to wait for the right club to come along.
“I read about the history of Spurs and have seen games over the years. I know a bit about the club, they like a bit of creativity.”
Tottenham Hotspur, who picked a 1-0 victory over Cardiff City on Sunday, are now second on the Premier League table. The Whites are breathing down the necks of archrivals Arsenal, who are on top of the table only because of a better goal difference.