Christian Eriksen reacts to Tottenham coming back against Man United in 2-2 draw

Christian Eriksen has admitted that Manchester United took their foot off the gas in the second half and allowed Tottenham to come back into the game.

Things were seemingly on the verge of going from bad to worse for Tottenham at the end of the first half, with Man Utd 2-0 up at the interval.

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It would have been easy for the home side to crumble, given that they are coming off a morale-sapping 6-1 thumping at St James’ Park on Sunday, plus all that has gone on off the field since.

However, Spurs rallied in the second half and took the game to the visitors, deservedly levelling the contest with goals from Pedro Porro and Son Heung-min.

It was not the result Eriksen would have been hoping for on his return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, given the position Man Utd found themselves in at half-time.

The Dane admitted that Porro’s strike a little over ten minutes into the second half gave his former side the belief they needed to come back.

The 31-year-old told BT Sport 1 (27/4/23 – 22:30) about the 2-2 draw: “Yeah I think we missed the last percentage of really taking the game and finishing it off.

“I think we took a bit of the gas off and that was our problem. I think it’s been that for a few games where we are sharp and coming ahead and [haven’t] kept it going. I think we lost a bit of energy, a bit of control and they got belief and it went the other way.

“That’s how it goes normally. When you are 2-0 down anything can change quickly. We didn’t have the control to finish them off and don’t give them the chance to score the first goal, that gave belief.”

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We did not deserve to be 2-0 down at half-time and the players showed tremendous character to fight back in the manner that they did.

However, this result does not really do much for our top four hopes as we realistically needed all three points to keep our chances alive.

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