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Christian ready for Andros reunion

Posted on 14 May 2016  - 09:10

Christian Eriksen is looking forward to locking horns with former Spur Andros Townsend in Sunday’s trip to Newcastle United.

Christian Eriksen with Andros Townsend last seasonChristian in training at Hotspur Way this week

The 24-year-old winger swapped White Hart Lane for St James’ Park in the January transfer window and has made a big impact on Tyneside with four goals in 12 appearances to date, although he wasn’t able to prevent his side from suffering relegation to the Championship – an outcome rubber-stamped by Sunderland’s midweek victory over Everton.

Looking ahead to our final day clash in the north-east, Christian says our players’ familiarity with Andros following his time at the club – which saw the England international make 93 senior appearances after coming up through the Academy – doesn’t make him any less of a threat as we look to bring the curtain down on 2015-16 by cementing runners-up spot in the Premier League table.

“He’s a tricky player to be up against,” said the Danish international. “If he’s having a good day with all his tricks and crosses then he’s a really good player and a very difficult person to face.

“Obviously all the lads who are playing against him know how he is so it’s nothing new in that respect but still it will be a really fun game and hopefully one that we can win.

“First off, we need to secure our place in the top two. It would be a shame to lose it – that would be hard for the players and for the fans as well.

“It’s going to be a new game and it depends on how we do compared to Newcastle with our mentality. It will be a tough one but hopefully we can win and second place will be safe.”