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Eriksen is on the verge of becoming a prominent figure at White Hart Lane.
"He has just turned 22 and he has a head of a 35-year-old," Sherwood said of Eriksen post-Fulham, via Sky Sports. "He knows when to speed it up and slow it down and Harry Kane is very similar in his development."
Despite his tender age (or perhaps because of the fearlessness that can come with youth), Eriksen has quickly become a prominent figure in the Tottenham side.
His importance can be measured by the fact you can often gauge the health of Spurs' performance going forward through his own contributions.
In the 3-3 draw with West Brom, Spurs definitely benefited from Eriksen coming to life in the second-half. His stoppage-time goal completed their comeback from 3-0 down.
There is only so much he can do, especially out wide where he can just as easily cut a peripheral figure. But there is no mistaking Spurs are generally better when he is more involved.
Incidentally, Sherwood's assessment of Kane's similar effect on the team is accurate. In the first half at the Hawthorns, he helped make up for the quietness of Eriksen and others.
Eriksen's education at Ajax has clearly helped the quickness of his development. He has already represented Denmark 42 times, and there is a maturity and bravery about his best performances.
He has the makings of a great on-pitch leader. Not one to shout and cajole necessarily, but to instruct by deed and behaviour.
Besides Michael Dawson, Hugo Lloris and the eager Younes Kaboul, Spurs do not have many figures capable of setting an important tone in games. Eriksen is looking like being one capable of doing so.