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Christian glad to overcome 'strong' Stoke

Posted on 28 April 2014  - 14:36

Christian Eriksen admitted Saturday’s game at Stoke was a tough proposition – even after the Potters were reduced to 10 men.

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Danny Rose’s first half header proved the difference between the sides at the Britannia Stadium, with both teams missing chances to add to the scoreline in the second period.

Stoke had to deal with a numerical disadvantage for much of the second half following the dismissal of Ryan Shawcross for a second bookable offence.

But as the dust settled on our 1-0 victory, Danish international Christian felt we were deserved winners.

“I think it was one of the weirdest games I’ve had at Spurs so far because it just went up and down the whole game,” he said.

“Everybody saw how strong Stoke were but even though they got the red card the game was still really open.

“They knew when they went down to 10 men that they had to work even harder and they did that. Perhaps we should have closed the game out sooner, but nonetheless we’re happy with the three points and I think we deserved to win.”

The match yielded a second goal of the season for Danny after his cracker against Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League back in August.

And Christian admitted everybody was delighted to see our left-back return to the scoresheet.

“Everybody is really happy that he scored,” Christian said. “They had some chances in the game, we did as well, but Danny was the one who hit the target. We’re really happy for him.”