A number of Tottenham fans have disagreed with their club over claims that Christian Eriksen was a free-kick specialist.
The Dane was one of the club’s key players and was in charge of the set-pieces, both free kicks and corner kicks.
The midfielder played over 200 league games for Tottenham between 2013 and 2020 when he left them to join Inter Milan.
During his time at the club, he was the envy of their rivals as his midfield performances helped to keep Tottenham as a top-six club.
He was skilled at scoring free kicks, but he would go long periods of time without scoring, yet the club posted on their Twitter account he was a specialist.
They posted a video of him scoring a free-kick against Norwich City in the 2019/2020 season and captioned the post: “Set-piece specialist”
However, some fans disagreed with a few claiming he was bad at corners and others insisting he didn’t score a free-kick for long.
Went a few years without scoring a free kick. Specialist is a bit of an exaggeration— Paul E2 Spurs (@carling_4737) September 14, 2021
Gone from that to not one player in this squad who can take a free kick. Utterly pathetic— John Mac (@chumbamac) September 14, 2021
How did he go from scoring 5 free kicks a season to once every couple years— ⚪️&🟣 (@_OwenTHFC) September 14, 2021
He wasn't really a set piece specialist though.— Steve Poole (@winster1972) September 14, 2021
Except he took every corner for spurs in the 7 years he was there and never beat the first man once! Hell of a passer, good goal scorer, brilliant free kick taker and great player. But his corner 'set pieces' were bloody awful!— Mark jarman (@Jarmanmark79) September 14, 2021