Hull City defender Michael Dawson has been singing the praises of Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen was arguably Tottenham’s best player in the 2-1 victory. It was his free kick on the hour mark that Harry Kane tucked in from close range, and it was the former Ajax star who scored the winner in the final minutes of the encounter with a superb shot from 20 yards.
Hull had taken the lead in the first half, but the controversial dismissal of Gaston Ramirez in the opening minutes of the second period proved to be the turning point.
Dawson, who left Tottenham for Hull for a reported transfer fee of £3.5 million in the summer, lamented the sending-off, while reserving praise for his former teammate Eriksen.
“The red card changed the game,” Hull’s official website quotes the 31-year-old as saying. “We felt very comfortable out there and felt we could go and get another goal, but then it changed and Gaston was devastated afterwards, just like the rest of us.
“It was going to be one-way traffic from there because Tottenham have some top players. Christian Eriksen’s free kick is something I used to see on a daily basis and then his finish in the last minute was top class.”
Hull will probably feel hard done by, but they should still feel satisfied with their performance. Having been backed by many to suffer relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season, the Tigers showed on Sunday that they can fight and retain their top-flight status.