Eriksen: Spurs players can fill Kane goal void

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Christian Eriksen is confident that Tottenham can keep finding the back of the net in Harry Kane’s absence.

Eriksen scored the first goal in Tottenham’s 2-1 win against Southampton which kept Mauricio Pochettino’s side in second place and closed the gap to 9 points.

Dele Alli scored the second from the penalty spot to give Spurs a 2-0 lead at half time, the second half performance wasn’t as good but the important thing was that we’ve ground out another win – our 10th Premier League win in a row at White Hart Lane.

Eriksen told Sky Sports: “Everyone felt the responsibility. The players are good enough to substitute (Harry Kane’s goals) so obviously it was important for someone else to score.

“It is exactly the same, we play the same system but different players with Sonny (Son Heung-min) instead of Harry and he plays a bit more deep but he’s a terrific player and he wants the ball at his feet.

“He’s a different player and I thought we did really well but the second half was tough for us.”

Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen praised the performance as we look to keep the pressure on Chelsea and book our place in the Champions League for a second season in a row.

He said: “I think we were lucky to be 2-0 up at half-time, (we scored) good goals but they had a few good chances too.

“Obviously Chelsea are the favourites at the moment for the title but we won’t give up until they lift the trophy and I think we are doing well and we have to aim for the highest thing possible and at this moment we are in second place, but we will push for first.

“We have good players and we are playing well and other teams are dropping points. We have to make sure that the gap is big enough for us to secure Champions League as soon as possible.”

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