Christian's free-kicks a 'fantastic weapon' - Eric
06 October 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Eric Dier feels the anticipation every time Christian Eriksen stands over a free-kick.
The Danish star delivered twice at Swansea on Sunday as we came from 1-0 and 2-1 down to secure a point at the Liberty Stadium.
It was the least we deserved after peppering the Swansea goal with home goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski producing nine saves as we continually got into goalscoring positions without finding the winner.
Christian was denied a hat-trick of free-kicks by Fabianski and later fizzed a shot inches wide.
“Every time he stands over the ball you believe he might have a chance,” said Eric, who had another fine game in midfield. “He had another free-kick in the first half that was tipped around the post. He works on it every day and it’s a fantastic weapon for us."
Below: Spurs TV special - Christian's free-kick crackers
Eric ended up disappointed with our point return. “We came back twice and completely dominated the game in the second half,” he said. “I thought we’d get another goal any minute, every time we went forward it looked like we could score and they were on the back foot in the second half, we piled on the pressure and tried to get the winner, so it was disappointing not to.”
The fact we were pushing for the winner in an away game in our seventh match in the space of 21 days – having played Monaco in the Europa League three days earlier – says much about the fitness levels of the team.
“The gaffer and staff work us hard and it pays off on the pitch,” he added. “We keep going and towards the end of matches, we feel fitter and always believe we can score late. It’s s shame it just wasn’t to be this time.”
Below: Eric's heat map at Swansea