Christian Eriksen says he's hoping to get more game time for Tottenham in the coming months as he trys to prove himself to Andre Villas-Boas in the Europa League.
Eriksen quickly became a fan favourite at White Hart Lane after making a positive debut on the back of a summer move to Spurs, but the playmaker has been struggling for consistent game time as Villas-Boas experiments with his midfield line-up.
A host of players in the middle of the park have found a starting berth particularly difficult to secure and though Eriksen admits he's found it disappointing to be left on the sidelines, he wants to prove to Villas-Boas he's worthy of a place in the side.
"I'm trying to show myself off in the Europa League for the chance to play in the Premier League," he told Bold.dk. "It's gone well. It's a slight disappointment not to play, but it's part of it when there are so many players."
Eriksen has been touted for big things with Tottenham after making the move from Ajax to the Premier League. The 21 year old was courted by a number of clubs in England but was always adamant that he wanted to find a team where he would continue to get time on the pitch.
The Dane had a trial at Chelsea as a teenager but the management felt they had a similar player in Josh McEachren who is still struggling for game time with the Blues while Eriksen led Ajax to three titles as well as winning the Dutch Cup and the Dutch Football Talent of the Year.
And while his frustrations at not playing in every league game don't appear to be alarming at this stage it will certainly be a tough task for Villas-Boas to keep all of his midfielders happy this season.