Christian Eriksen comments on why Partizan clash will be tough for Tottenham

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark at Euro 2012

Tottenham star Christian Eriksen is anticipating a tough encounter when Spurs face Partizan tonight.

Fresh off Sunday's dramatic 2-1 win over Hull City, Tottenham turn their attention back to the Europa League tonight when Serbian side Partizan arrive at White Hart Lane.

Spurs drew 0-0 in Belgrade back in September, but have the chance to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition with a win tonight.

The hero in Sunday's game against Hull was playmaker Christian Eriksen, who struck a superb last minute winner to hand Mauricio Pochettino a much needed three points in the Premier League.

Now, the former Ajax star is looking ahead to tonight's fixture, and having watched from the sidelines in the sides first encounter, Eriksen is expecting a tough clash, citing that they created chance against Spurs - and could do the same again at White Hart Lane.

"We played a difficult match over there and to go through we have to win this game so hopefully we’ll do that," Eriksen told the club's official website.

"Partizan are a good team and they showed that in Belgrade. They had some chances that night, we had a few as well - there weren’t that many big chances in the game - so they will come here with confidence I’m sure with how they are in their league," the Dane continued. "It will be difficult but it's a game we’ll definitely look to win."

Partizan have won 11 of their 13 league games this season, and have a deadly striker in their ranks in former PSV Eindhoven and Zenit St. Petersburg ace Danko Lazovic, who has scored 11 goals in 24 games this season.

However, in four Europa League group stage games this term, Partizan have picked up just the one point - that draw with Tottenham - losing the other three games, meaning Spurs will be heavy favourites.

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