Eriksen: Arsenal draw and Southampton win makes it a lovely week

Christian Eriksen and Soldado Spurs

Tottenham's Danish star was delighted with the club's Premier League results ahead of the international break.

In his debut season in England, Eriksen took a while to come into some regular form for Tottenham, beginning to really impress for the North Londoners after Christamas. The Dane went on to finish with 10 goals in 36 games, and the 22-year-old has seemed to start this campaign in a similar decent if unspectacular fashion.

His goal against Southampton was impressive though, and brought this season's record up to two in seven matches so far, meaning he pretty much keeps up with his strike-rate of one in four.

Talking to the Tottenham website after the game, Eriksen stated that he thought Spurs had the better chances early on, and paid tribute to Belgian Nacer Chadli's role in the build up of the deciding strike. 

"In the first half we had the biggest chances, myself and Nacer," the midfielder said. "Luckily one of them went in.

"I get the ball from Nacer, right timing and right speed. I took a good touch and then shot between the legs of the defender thinking the keeper will never get there and it was a lovely goal.

The result ended a run of several league games where Spurs had failed to win, but coming off the back of a determined draw away at rivals Arsenal last weekend, it gives plenty of room for encouragement.

"It's not just about the performance," added Eriksen. "The most important is that you get three points, and that's how you build. It was a lovely week."

With many of the Spurs squad set to go away on international duty, including Eriksen, it means an extended break for Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff to prepare for the next Premier League outing, and make no mistake, that extra time for planning will be more than useful given as next up on the fixture list is a trip away to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

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