'We've proved time and again we won't lay down' - Christian
06 April 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Christian Eriksen provided another decisive show against Swansea and later explained how seeing seven minutes of injury time on the fourth official’s board gave the team the boost of energy needed to finish off the late, late show at the Liberty Stadium.
Trailing 1-0 as a frustrating encounter for us entered the 88th minute, Christian’s sharp volley was deflected into the path of Dele Alli to begin the comeback. Two minutes later, Heung-Min Son finished from Vincent Janssen’s touch and then the icing on the cake, a fine finish from Christian for the final 3-1 scoreline.
That makes it six goals and five assists for the Dane in his seven Premier League games against the Swans!
Below: Christian speaks to Spurs TV at Swansea
It was put to Christian that it takes heart and desire to turn around a game like that. “And a bit of luck!” he smiled. “We kept going for as long as possible.
“We had our chances to score early on but Swansea made it difficult for us and we didn’t play one of our best games in possession so we’re happy with the three points and how it finished.”
Did he feel the belief out there? “Yes, the equaliser fell just before 90 minutes and then the board showed another seven minutes and that gave us extra energy to keep going.
“Dele’s goal made a big difference for our belief and we’ve proved time after time now that we’re not going to lay down until the game is over.”
The result made it five wins on the trot in the Premier League and 12 victories in our last 15. We sit second, seven points behind Chelsea after their win against Manchester City but strengthening our place in the top four after City, Liverpool and United all dropped points this week.
For Christian and the team, it’s just a case of ‘keep going’ with home games now to follow against Watford on Saturday and Bournemouth on Saturday week.
"We know if we lose a point anywhere now it’s going leave us a long way off, so all the points are important,” he added. “We’ll try to take all the points we can get. Luckily, we turned it around tonight.”