Spurs ace admits he is second best to Arsenal star
Eriksen enjoyed a hugely impressive Spurs debut on Saturday, and was instrumental in their 2-0 White Hart Lane success against Norwich City.
Ozil, meanwhile, was also impressive as Arsenal won 3-1 at Sunderland, and has more top level experience than the Dane.
Many observers have compared the two players in recent days, and even at this early stage they look set to be two of the best signings of the season.
However, Eriksen has attempted to play down some of the hype surrounding himself, despite the fact he is flattered to have been likened to Ozil.
The 21-year-old said, as reported by the Daily Mirror: “I think Ozil has achieved a little bit more than me!
“I am a few years younger and still have to learn a lot but it is nice to be compared.
“Some players are booed in the first games and then are good.
“Hopefully the fans will not do that to me! But there will be mistakes. I am 21, but I hope I will make as few mistakes as possible.
“From what I have heard, it is not good to be compared with Arsenal players! But really, it is pretty cool to be compared with such big players.”
Ozil, 24, looks set to be Arsenal’s shining light this season, and the same could be said of Eriksen at Spurs.
Andre Villas-Boas has helped him slot seamlessly into the Tottenham line-up already, but the midfielder has admitted the Spurs boss played little part in helping him decide to move to White Hart Lane.
Instead, it was chairman Daniel Levy and technical director Franco Baldini who persuaded Eriksen to move to North London.
He added: “I talked a little bit with the manager but I had more to do with the chairman and the director Baldini. They were they guys who really had the right words.
“It really impressed me that they wanted it so badly and wanted to do it so quickly.
“The first contact was with my agent and they talked and discussed all the things they normally do.
“Then afterwards my agent talked to me and I said, ‘Go on, I really want to hear what they have got to say’.
“The day after he was [in London] to look and see everything and talk with the big men, then the day after, they went to Amsterdam to negotiate with Ajax.
“The next day, Monday, I was here for a medical. It went really quick. Just four days.
“It just felt right. When I talked to my agent, it just felt right. The things they said.
“When it got to looking around it just felt even more right and it was pretty easy for me to say yes.”