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#FirstTeam #PremierLeague #Chelsea #Awards #ChristianEriksen

Christian's cracker claims April's Goal of the Month

Wed 09 May 2018, 10:00|Tottenham Hotspur

Christian Eriksen has followed in the footsteps of Victor Wanyama by claiming the Premier League's Carling Goal of the Month award for April.

After Victor collected March’s prize for his rocket-like shot at Liverpool, Christian has made it a Club double after his long-range equaliser at Chelsea on 1 April was selected as last month’s top strike.

With half-time approaching and the team 1-0 down at Stamford Bridge, where we notoriously hadn’t won since 1990, Christian took aim from distance and arrowed a dipping shot past Blues goalkeeper Willy Caballero to level the scores.

Dele Alli subsequently struck twice after the restart to secure a memorable 3-1 win.

“Before I received the ball I knew I had some space to take it into and to get my shot away,” explained Christian as he collected the award. “Luckily the space stayed open and I wasn’t closed down, so I had the possibility to shoot and luckily it went in.

“It’s definitely one of our most important goals so of course I’m pleased with how it went in. I had a shot a little bit earlier in the first half and this one was in the same pocket, just a little bit more of an effective shot than the first one. Luckily it had the right height and the right pace to go in.

“For me, it’s just a pleasing strike.”

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Christian was also keen to praise Dele for the first of his two goals, which saw him exquisitely pull Eric Dier’s long ball forward out of the air before slamming past Caballero to send the away end into raptures.

“Dele’s goal, with the first touch, technique and timing was incredible, but I’m happy that people voted for me!” smiled the Danish international.

“For me, all that matters is that the ball gets over the line. If it’s me getting the last touch or the touch before it doesn’t really matter – if the ball goes in the goal, I’m happy.”

(Caballero) wasn’t that far off his line but I think the shot, height and pace of the ball made all the difference and that shocked the keeper a bit.

Christian Eriksen