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Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen feels the club has improved leaps and bounds since he joined in 2013 as he shed light on Tuesday night’s determined performance to come back from 2-0 down to draw against Juventus in the first leg of Champions League round of 16.

Spurs were shocked inside nine minutes when Gonzalo Higuain scored twice. Harry Kane pulled one back before Higuain missed a penalty just seconds before half-time. After the break, Eriksen scored a fine free-kick to draw the North Londoners level on the night. While it ended 2-2 in the first-leg, Spurs have two away goals advantage ahead of the return leg on March 7 at Wembley.

“The games against the top teams, when we were 2-0 down after nine minutes, we’d lose 6-0,” Eriksen told the Guardian.

“That’s the thing we’ve changed with the manager coming in and with the players we have. Everyone has grown up and they are not going to lie down if they are 2-0 down.

“We don’t care where we are or what time it is or which stadium we play in or which we team we play, we always try to dominate; to get the ball forward as quickly as possible and create something. After 2-0, Juventus dropped a bit, which gave us a bit more of the ball.”

The Dane, who joined the club back in 2013 from Ajax, is delighted with the way the club has evolved since the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino.

“The club is completely different – from what it was when I came to what it is now,” he added.

“That’s up to the manager and up to the players, with the quality we have in the squad. We are building on every season compared to when I arrived here.”

As with some of Tottenham’s rising stars, Pochettino has also been a subject of interest from some of Europe’s elite clubs – primary among them being La Liga champions Real Madrid.

But Eriksen, who signed a four-year contract in September 2016, believes our gaffer will be at our club for a very long period of time.

“I think what he’s building here, he would like to be part of it,” the 26-year-old explained.

“I think that’s what he showed when he signed his new long-term deal [in May 2016]. Of course, there will be interest from other clubs because he’s doing really well but hopefully he’ll stay. The players are happy with him and the club is very happy with him but, of course, it’s his decision.”

Eriksen sparkled against Juventus, proving to be the link between the midfield and the attack. And indeed, the Dane is right in claiming that our club has come a long way in terms of challenging for the Premier League and other silverware.

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“It feels like our second home” – Tottenham star unsure about staying at Wembley for the rest of the season



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Christian Eriksen has claimed that Wembley is like a second home for Tottenham, and isn’t sure if we will stay at the stadium for the rest of the season.

Tottenham’s new ground won’t be ready this year and Daniel Levy confirmed we would be sticking to Wembley till 2019.

The club also moved to strike a deal to keep playing at Wembley till our home is completed, and Eriksen was quoted by the Sun saying:

“I don’t know if we are going to stay at Wembley for the rest of the season.

“We are happy at Wembley for more than a year now and it feels like our second home.”

The Dane added that the players couldn’t wait to play at the new ground but wanted the stadium to be perfect before the team move in.

The former Ajax star added that the professionals would be working hard to get the stadium done and the players have to concentrate on their job too.

Tottenham are fourth in the Premier League and are five points behind Manchester City, who lead the table.

Our next game is going to be a real battle as we face undefeated Chelsea. The Blues are just a point ahead of us in the Premier League, and a win will put us back in the race for the title.

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Eriksen hasn’t been at his best for Spurs this season, however, a game against our rivals should be enough motivation for all the players involved.

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(Video) Tottenham fan shares clips of new stadium’s interiors and more



Tottenham’s new stadium is inching closer to completion and we are receiving clips and pictures from various sources.

We saw Lord Alan Sugar tweet about the ground being one of the best in the world recently, and another Twitter user, AdamJ_COYS shared a number of clips of the stadium’s interior.

One of the most striking videos saw the Spurs fan capture the NFL home team and Tottenham dressing rooms.

The NFL changing rooms even have the league’s logo emblazoned on a number of areas, and we caught a glimpse of some other workers taking a snap too.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Tottenham stadium video unless we saw what the pitch looked like and the user even captured some of the seating areas which look close to completion.

The Spurs shop is one of the biggest attractions in the new ground and a video of the same was posted as well.

Tottenham’s stadium is set to be one of the best in the world but we will have to wait a little longer before any of the matches are played in the ground.

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Spurs are set to remain at Wembley till the end of the year, and we are to get an update on the new ground sometime in December.

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(Video) Tottenham’s new stadium captured in fantastic overhead video



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Tottenham will play their remaining home games of 2018 in Wembley but consturction of our new stadium seems to be chugging along. A new video showcases the exterior of the stadium, and it does seem close to completion.

There is some work to be done in the outer section of the ground, but the roof panels seem to be installed in all the right places.

The stadium was expected to be ready by September to host Liverpool, however, the club have faced delays and Daniel Levy recently claimed that we would be staying at Wembley till the end of the year.

Further, the club have negotiated a deal to play at Wembley till the new stadium is ready, and the club is expected to provide an update on the new ground in December.

The new home looks amazing, and it will be interesting to see which club we do face once the ground is ready.

White Hart Lane was a brilliant ground to play in, especially due to the vociferous backing of the Spurs faithful.

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Tottenham are doing their bit to keep our new stadium as close to the old Spurs experience as possible with the club even installing a Golden Cockerel in the new ground.

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