We dominated but were held to a 1-1 draw by champions Leicester City on Saturday.
“It’s very frustrating, we controlled from start to finish and we know Leicester’s style so we’re disappointed, we didn’t create enough clear-cut chances or score enough goals,” said Eric, currently partnering Jan Vertonghen in central defence.
It was pointed out that we’d managed 22 efforts on goal - hitting the crossbar twice - to Leicester’s six. “I know, but we’ve got to stop talking about it and start doing something about it,” he said.
“It’s irrelevant to talk about it now. Every chance they had came from us and we have to limit the mistakes we make, because it led to their chances.
“We’ll keep playing, keep improving the way we play and try to get better and try to start winning games because we’re drawing too many.”
Saturday’s draw made it three on the trot in the Premier League after West Brom and Bournemouth and it’s five without a win taking into account our Champions League draw at Bayer Leverkusen and EFL Cup loss at Liverpool.
So was it getting to the lads? “No, I don’t think so because we’re playing well and it’s just a matter of time before it all comes together,” stated Eric. “We need to kill off games but this is football, we know what we have to do, we just have to do it.”
The week now continues with two huge games - we return to Wembley to face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday night before the first north London derby of the season at the Emirates on Sunday.
“This is a big week for us,” said Eric. “Bayer Leverkusen is a massive game. We have two home matches left in the Champions League (Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow) and we have to win them both.
“We’re still unbeaten in the Premier League, we’re positive and looking forward to the week."
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