'I closed my eyes and it went in' - Christian Eriksen on a bitter-sweet week
03 December 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
If last week was bitter, Christian Eriksen hit the sweet spot again against Swansea.
By his own admission, the Dane had a ‘bitter feeling’ after scoring a beauty at the Bridge only for it to mean nothing after defeat at the hands of Chelsea.
This time around he doubled up - and the smile quickly returned after an impressive performance and 5-0 win.
In fact, Christian couldn’t help but smile when asked about his somewhat fortuitous first goal - our fourth - as Dele Alli’s effort looped up off goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. Christian and defender Jordi Amat were under the ball, Christian went with his head, Amat with his boot and the ball ended up in the back of the net.
Below: Christian speaks to Spurs TV after the 5-0 win
“I think it’s straight in to the top three of the best goals I’ve scored for Spurs!” said Christian, who now has five goals in six games against the Swans. “It was a smart jump, I closed my eyes and luckily, it went in! I put my head to the side to make sure I didn’t get kicked in the head and made sure he hit me with the ball!
“Chelsea was a nice goal but you don’t get any feeling out of it, this time we get the three points and two goals for me, so we’re all happy.”
Christian’s two goals put the icing on the cake of a dominant display. Harry Kane also netted twice and Heung-Min Son scored the pick of the bunch, a cracking volley.
“We had to bounce back and we did that in a very good way,” added Christian.
“At Chelsea the first half was very good, the best we’ve played in a while, but we still ended up losing. Of course, you do anything to bounce back and we did that. We played well, we stretched them out, had chances in the first half and even more in the second half and we kept going. It was a good day.”