Christian poised to become latest centurion
28 November 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Christian Eriksen can’t believe how quickly the games have flown by as he gets set to join our 100 club.
If selected against Chelsea on Sunday, the Danish international craftsman will make it a century of appearances in our colours following his move from Ajax in August, 2013.
He impressed on his debut, a 2-0 home win over Norwich City in the Premier League on September 14, 2013, where he set up one of Gylfi Sigurdsson’s goals, and his first strike arrived just a few days later – a real cracker against Tromso in the Europa League.
He’s contributed a string of goals since then, none more important than the brace he bagged at Sheffield United last January to send us into the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley, while he’s also set up a whole host more over the last couple of seasons.
Looking at his Spurs career so far as he prepares to reach his big milestone, Christian smiled: “It’s gone really fast!
“I remember my debut, my first goal and my first home game against Norwich. I was straight in the line-up, which was great. I was unlucky not to score but I got an assist, so that was brilliant.
“I’ve loved my time at Tottenham so far and it’s gone really quickly, like it has at all my clubs.”
Our free-kick specialist, Christian scored two goals from set pieces in our draw at Swansea City back in October and also hit the target from open play in our Europa League defeat in Anderlecht a couple of weeks later.
He’s now hungry to add to his goalscoring tally – and he’d love nothing more than to mark his 100th game by adding his name to the scoresheet once again.
“I thought I was finally going to get a goal against West Ham last week but the keeper made a brilliant save,” he confessed.
“It’s probably just a little bit of bad luck for me personally in front of goal at the moment, but I’m very happy with the way I’m playing and hopefully everyone is happy with how the whole team is playing, not just me.
“Everyone is doing their job and you can see that everyone is enjoying their football. We want to keep showing people what we can do.”