Centurion Christian reflects on Chelsea draw
30 November 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Christian Eriksen always had the feeling one goal would be enough to win Sunday’s derby against Chelsea, but he admitted the visitors made it difficult for us to find a breakthrough.
The Danish international midfielder marked his 100th appearance in our colours as we drew a blank against the Blues following a gruelling week which included a long-haul flight back from our Europa League match against Qarabag in Azerbaijan in the early hours of Friday morning.
There was only the occasional opening for either side as we took on Jose Mourinho’s men at White Hart Lane, with the game ultimately ending 0-0.
Reflecting on the contest, Christian emphasised that our failure to hit the target wasn’t as a result of a lack of effort.
“Everyone saw it was a big fight from both teams,” he said. “Of course, it wasn’t easy for us. It’s been a tough week and we tried as much as we could, but we were pretty tired at the end.
“You could see that one goal may win it. Chelsea had one chance in the second half, we had a few in the first half that maybe we should have done better on, but they tried to make it difficult for us and they succeeded.
“It’s still better to get one point rather than nothing but of course we wanted to win.”
Having clocked up his century of appearances in a Spurs shirt, Christian was quick to turn his attentions to the future – and he believes it’s set to be a bright one based on the way the lads are performing at present.
“It’s gone really quickly (reaching 100 games), especially with everything that’s been happening,” he added. “With so many games, it goes so quickly. Now I’m looking forward to the next 100.
“Everyone here is doing a good job, everyone knows what they are doing and what they have to do. It’s all down to the 11 men on the pitch.”