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Christian on his free-kick double

Posted on 5 October 2015  - 09:55

Christian Eriksen has offered us an insight into his mindset as he stood over the free-kicks that earned a 2-2 draw at Swansea on Sunday.

Dele Alli congratulates Christian Eriksen after his first goal at SwanseaChristian watches his second goal go inCelebrating with Andros Townsend, Dele Alli and Harry Kane after making it 2-2

The Danish star was in the zone to beat the otherwise unbeatable Lukasz Fabianski as we were forced to come from behind twice to take a point from a game we dominated at the Liberty Stadium.

Christian curled home our first equaliser in the 27th minute, had another free-kick saved before the break and then hit a beauty into the top corner to make it 2-2 20 minutes into the second half.

We pushed for a winner and Christian came within inches of firing home a third goal but we couldn’t find a way past Fabianski again.

“For the first one, I know the goalkeeper will either stay where he is or go behind the wall,” said Christian.


“When I went to the ball I saw he took a step (to his right) so I guessed for the second (far) post and I think it was almost in the middle of the goal when it went in, but he went so far behind the wall, luckily for me.

“The second one was a bit wider, a bit more difficult. If it’s going to the shorter corner it has to be really hard, hit with a lot of pace, so I went for the second post again and luckily enough it went in.

“I have my rituals and my way of knowing where the ball has to go. I know with the confidence I have that the ball can go well and if it hits the target then it’s either a save or a goal, so I’m going for it.”

As for the match, Christian added: “It was an open game, lots of chances and we were a bit unlucky after we came from behind twice.

“We can take everything with us. We haven’t lost many games, we know we can come back if we’re down and we just have to keep playing our football.”