There has been a number of us bemoaning (myself included) that we've never really replaced the quality of Modric but as Eriksen scored his second free kick and 3rd in 4 days for the club something dawned on me, we've not only replaced Modric but we've improved. This is not to say we don't miss the Croat's quality the way he could dictate the tempo of the game with his scheming on the ball and his quick thought of pass, he was and is a top quality player who left a massive void when he went. Such was his influence the whole dynamics of Spurs play had to change which after a cover up from Bale and a lot of soul searching we seem to be turning a corner. Because of the turgid, disjointed football it's been easy to slip under the radar the actual top quality we do possess and how good they really are. Eriksen- there has been no doubting he is a quality player but yesterday as I watched the ball fly in the net from another whipping free kick I thought to myself actually this guy has done much more for Tottenham in the small time he's been here than Modric ever did. For all of Modric's skills one thing he lacked is END PRODUCT, something I speak of a lot because end product is what wins games - not looking tidy in the middle but never delivering. Eriksen is popping up with vital goals, the type of goals that are rescuing the 3 points maybe even when we haven't deserved them. The same can not be said of Modric who when we needed him to produce some end product wouldn't and then acted like it was Spurs fault we weren't in the CL. I always said Modric lacked goals and assists when at Spurs and when you think of who he had around him compared to Eriksen that's pretty poor in all honesty, Eriksen has this in abundance. Goals win games Eriksen scores and creates, we've not only replaced Modric for less a fee, we've improved on him. He hasn't needed to settle, he's walked into a dysfunctional side and produced with some questionable 'quality' and 'attitude' around him. He is now the heartbeat of the side and you can see the attack feeding off him, him and Kane are growing to be a formidable partnership up front and in them you always feel we're good for a goal now something that has not always been the case with Spurs. Modric in 4 years scored 17 goals in 152 appearances for Spurs, Eriksen has scored 21 in 57 appearances. For me it's all about END PRODUCT and therefore I stand by this statement Eriksen is better than Modric.