Christian Eriksen would like Tottenham to win ‘more quietly’

Christian Eriksen doesn't want Spurs to continue to rely on last-minute winners

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Christian Eriksen has joked that he would rather Tottenham Hotspur “win a bit more quietly” after their dramatic victory at Swansea.

The Denmark international scored an 89th-minute winner to wrap up a 2-1 win at the Liberty Stadium, taking the midfielder’s tally to six Premier League goals this season.

But Eriksen, who moved to Spurs from Ajax in a £10m deal in 2012, doesn’t want Mauricio Pochettino’s side to rely on his winners after he bagged the decisive strike at Aston Villa last month.

“It was an extra nice feeling. Personally, I would rather win a bit more quietly, but we’ll take that,” Eriksen told Spurs TV.

Eriksen was thrilled to notch up his first assist of the season after his set-piece teed up Harry Kane for the opener before Wilfried Bony equalised for the Swans.

Asked about his sixth league strike, Eriksen replied: “And my first assist [too]! I relieved my first assist is on the sheet.”

The 22-year-old midfielder praised Tottenham’s defence after the north London side managed to survive a Swansea onslaught.

“We kept them from having big chances,” Eriksen added.

“They had a few, especially in the first half, they had bigger chances. Sometimes they had the ball more than we had. We had to defend, we did that really well. It gave us more freedom.”

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