"I don't think it's accurate to say I was asked for my advice," Eriksson said. "But of course I lived in London and so I went to see Tottenham many, many times and I met him (Daniel Levy) many, many times.
"I had breakfast with him sometimes and we talked football because he likes to talk football. I wouldn't say I gave him advice but we talked a lot about young English players.
He added: "I think it's a very good idea to bring in young English players. He tries to take in a lot of young players and the ones they bought are very good. It's a good idea but if you ask me why, I don't know. But it's a good idea. I think it's good for the fans as well."