Christian Eriksen has urged Tottenham Hotspur to approach Saturday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea with the right mentality.
Both sides meet at Wembley Stadium with Chelsea sitting one point ahead of Tottenham in third place.
Tottenham’s record against Chelsea over the past decade or so has been less than impressive and in January of this year ended a 28-year hoodoo by winning at Stamford Bridge for the first time.
Chelsea enter Saturday’s match currently unbeaten in the league under new boss Maurizio Sarri.
Eriksen has only recently returned to fitness following an abdomen injury that kept him sidelined for the best part of a month. He played the full 90 minutes of Denmark’s 2-1 win against Wales and featured for 45 minutes in yesterday’s 0-0 draw against the Republic of Ireland.
Tottenham will be looking to keep the pressure on those above them with victory in a game which could be crucial in deciding who finds themselves in next season’s Champions League.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side face Chelsea (Premier League), Inter Milan (Champions League) and Arsenal (Premier League) in their next three fixtures.
Eriksen told the Daily Mail: ‘It’s a big week but every month we have what you could call a “season-defining” period. These are big games against top sides and we have to be better than them. In the Champions League this is our last chance now to get through.
‘Against Chelsea we have to stay up with those teams who are still unbeaten, so we have to approach that with the right mentality, to win the game.’
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