Christian discusses our 'English' front two!
Tue 23 August 2016, 10:19|Tottenham Hotspur
Christian Eriksen has explained how the presence of both Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen in the starting line-up boosted the team dynamic in Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace.
Front man Harry continued his run of consecutive Premier League starts dating back to November, 2014, against the Eagles at White Hart Lane but operated in a more withdrawn role, with fellow striker Vincent spearheading the attack as our number nine.
It was the first time the duo had started a match together following Vincent’s summer move from AZ Alkmaar and midfielder Christian felt their combination play served the team well as we ultimately ran out 1-0 winners thanks to Victor Wanyama’s header.
“Harry didn’t play like a proper striker – this time, at least, it was like one holding and one big striker,” he said.
“Vincent took some big hits for the team with all the hustle and bustle up front which I think made it a bit easier for Harry because normally it’s him that’s doing all the battling.
“I think there was a good connection between them and especially with Vincent, he’s something different – even though he’s from Holland, he’s proper English! He loves to tackle, he loves to battle and he loves to play football.
“Of course it’s the beginning for him, he wants to show everyone that he can play football and he’s done that. For him it’s about getting his confidence and with a bit of luck he’ll be scoring. Of course, we both had our misses against Palace but hopefully next time it will be different.”
Having trained and played alongside Vincent since the latter’s arrival, Christian said he’s been impressed with the Dutch international’s all-round work ethic.
“He’s a really good guy and a really big professional who is doing everything he can to improve every day,” added the Dane. “He wants to show off his qualities. We saw that on Saturday with the battling and keeping hold of the ball which sometimes we need. He did that very well.”