According to Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur have now proven that they possess a never-say-die attitude.
Spurs are now unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League games after beating Stoke 2-1 on Saturday. The win at Stoke was the north Londoners’ sixth successive Premier League win, helping them tighten their grip on a top-four place.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men led at the Bet365 stadium through Eriksen, only for the hosts to hit back through goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ howler.
Having seen Mame Biram Diouf cancel out Eriksen’s goal, the Lilywhites regained the lead, with Eriksen’s free-kick finding the back of the net in the 63rd minute. Harry Kane claimed to have got the faintest of touches on Eriksen’s cross but the goal was eventually awarded to the Danish playmaker.
After a hard-earned victory against relegation-threatened Stoke, Eriksen insists that Spurs have shown resilience.
“I think people know by now we won’t lie down,” Eriksen told Spurs TV, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“When we scored, we felt like we should win 2-0, 3-0, 4-0. We had the chances to score more goals but the last pass maybe wasn’t good enough.
“We had a few mistakes in midfield which gave them a lot of chances the other way and that’s what kept them in the game, but we got the win again.”
Spurs are enjoying another good season under Pochettino and one of the reasons for their success has been Eriksen’s influence and form. The Dane has been in fine form of late as his brace at Stoke took his tally to 5 goals in his last 3 appearances.
Off the pitch, Eriksen doesn’t allow the spotlight to fall on him, unlike other modern footballers. Instead, the Dane is compelling the world to notice that he is one of the best playmakers in the Premier League.
A master at the art of finding pockets of spaces between the lines, Eriksen is arguably one of the best midfielders in England’s top-flight. With his brace at Stoke, the Dane further justified how integral he is to Tottenham’s attacking play.