Eriksen defends Tottenham co-star

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham suffered their second successive defeat to Liverpool this weekend, heaping on the misery after a shock loss to Watford the week before.

Spurs now sit 6th in the Premier League table, after being joint leaders after three weeks.

Tottenham are now six points adrift of leaders Liverpool and Chelsea, and their form has shown no signs of improvement.

Even in their three Premier League wins, Spurs have looked far from their impressive best this season, often seeming laboured and tired on the ball.

Many of Liverpool’s chances on Saturday came from awful errors on the ball from Tottenham players, such as Eriksen, Dier and Michel Vorm.

One player who has come under scrutiny a lot of late is forward Harry Kane, who has scored 2 goals in 5 games so far this season.

The England captain hasn’t looked himself since mid-way through last season with Spurs, and many have accused him of being too tired to lead the line.

Christian Eriksen has come out in defence of his team mate and friend: “Everyone expects him to score three goals every game.

As a team we know we have to feed him, but in a team that is losing it is very difficult to score goals, even one that keeps creating chances. I know Harry wants to score more, and so do the rest of the team. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter who is scoring and who is not scoring. It’s about winning games.

“No, we are not tired after the World Cup,” he insisted. “Everyone has had near enough the same break. Of course we are unfortunate we had so many players going so far in the tournament, which meant they started their pre-season later. But our performances have had nothing to do with tiredness. And personally, I haven’t felt tired.

“There is no better place to put things right than at the San Siro. It’s the perfect stadium to play in. And there will no better way to start a Champions League campaign than with a win at the San Siro. It’s going to be an exciting game.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Eriksen didn’t need to defend for Harry. Noboby blamed Harry because we all know he gave his 100% every game he played.
    On the contrary, Eriksen should be the one (of the few) to be blamed. In most of his game time (of the past five games), he was feebly, lacklustre and helpless. He gave away the ball too frequently and too easily. He often gave up chasing even it’s fifty fifty. His unnecessary and bad back header led to the first goal conceded to Liverpool. His shots didn’t differ from passing the ball to opponents basically. But he often scored (double or hat-trick) when playing for his national team.
    I don’t understand why MP still played him 90 minutes even he was not in form. Why not try giving some chances to youngsters such as Amos who played brilliantly during pre-season games.

  2. Eriksen didn’t need to defend for Harry. Nobody blamed Harry since we all know that he gave his 100% every game he played.
    On the contrary, Eriksen should be the one to be blamed. During most of his game time in the past five games, he was feeble, sluggish, lacklustre and helpless. He gave away the ball too frequently and too easily. He gave up chasing even it’s a fifty fifty situation. His shots were basically the same as passing the ball to opponents. His unnecessary and bad back header led to the first goal conceded to Liverpool.
    I don’t understand why Pochettino still played him 90 minutes even when he was not in form. Why don’t giving more opportunities to youngsters such as Amos who played brilliantly during pre-season games.

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