Tottenham’s “Number 23” eclipsed ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner as the highest scoring Dane in Premier League history, and the in-form midfielder warned “I’m now going to score more”
Eriksen’s low pile driver past West Ham keeper Joe Hart on Saturday was his 33rd goal in the Premier League since joining Spurs from Ajax in 2013
The 25-year-old told Spurs TV: “I’m very happy I’m above Bendtner now, move him aside!”
Two goals in four first-half minutes from Harry Kane and then Eriksen’s strike on the hour gave Mauricio Pochettino’s men a commanding lead before former Spurs target Javier Hernandez pulled one back in the sixty-fifth minute for the hammers.
Serge Aurier’s dismissal turned the tide of the game and with four minutes remaining Cheikhou Kouyaté powered home a header but Spurs survived the late onslaught and hung on for a hugely important win.
Eriksen, however, insisted Spurs were worthy of their three points: “If you look at the score we were in complete control and if we’d played the ball even better, we had even more opportunities,”
“Of course, with 10 men it was a different game, they scored and got some confidence back.
“The timing (of Harry’s first goal) was right. As soon as I got the ball I knew we had to go forward. We could have created more but the goal came at the right time for us.”
Despite teammates Harry Kane and Dele Alli getting the majority of the plaudits, Christian has quietly and effectively gone about his game with minimal fuss and is without a doubt one of the most talented players in European football.
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