Christian Eriksen has won his Tottenham ‘Spurs’ for his performances in the four Premier League games during the month of April.
Christian Eriksen topped the HotspurHQ poll to earn his Tottenham ‘Spurs’ for his consistency and contribution to Spurs undefeated run through 4 league games in April.
With no European games as a distraction the HotspurHQ ‘Spurs’ awards for April were based on performances in the league. After each match the readers of our blog voted for the player who has been deserving of his ‘Spurs’. Seven players have been placed in the top three on at least one occasion – the player with the highest % votes cast in each match receives 3 points, second gets two and 3rd claims 1 point.
Christian Eriksen: 1stSince coming into the Tottenham team on a regular basis in mid-December after the appointment of Tim Sherwood, Christian Eriksen has maintained a high degree of consistency and his ‘Spurs’ award for April is his third in the four months of 2014.
In April, Spurs have recovered from their difficult time during March and recorded 3 wins and a draw with Eriksen claiming top billing from the fans for his displays against Sunderland and West Bromwich. He also finished 2nd in the win over Fulham. In those 4 games, Eriksen has scored 2 goals including the late equaliser at the Hawthorns. He has also been credited with 4 assists, making him deserving of claiming another monthly award.
Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris: = 2ndHarry Kane made his first Premier League start for Tottenham at the beginning of the month against Sunderland and with a goal in that game he took 2nd place in the poll. He scored in the following two games and again finished 2nd against West Brom with a 3rd place for his display against Fulham.
Hugo Lloris took top place in the match against Fulham when his crucial saves ensured Tottenham took the three points in what on paper looks like a comfortable 3 – 1 win. But for Lloris’ performance the result might have been greatly different. Spurs French international goalkeeper was 2nd in the poll for the game at Stoke when the home side’s late revival suddenly increased the pressure on Hugo Lloris and his defenders.
Honourable mentions go to the four players who made it into the top-3 places for each game. The list of players included in the polls players give an indication of the nature of game. Michael Dawson returned from injury to play at Stoke and with his sound defending he topped the poll which also included his central defensive partner, Younis Kaboul and Lloris. Fans acknowledged the strong defensive display that was required to hold out to claim the points.
The polls for the other three matches in April were dominated by attacking, creative players with Emmanuel Adebayor claiming 3rd for the game against Sunderland while Aaron Lennon’s display against WBA earned him 3rd place.
I am grateful to all the loyal readers of HotspurHQ who have completed the poll after each game so that we can acknowledge the endeavours of the players throughout the month. Only two games to go, so look out for the polls on the morning after those last matches.