'A very key player for us,' Pochettino hails Spurs' Christian Eriksen

The 22-year-old scored Tottenham's winner at Swansea on Sunday afternoon.

Christian Eriksen's goals make his current importance to Tottenham Hotspur absolutely undeniable.

And Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is not one to argue with the obvious.

Indeed, after the Dane scored Tottenham's winning goal late on at Swansea City yesterday afternoon, the Argentine was full of praise for the midfielder.

“It is important to show character and fight,” Pochettino told reporters after his side's 2-1 win at Swansea. “It was a very, very important win because Swansea have very good players and it is not easy to get the points here.

"It was a big, big goal from Christian Eriksen. He is still young – 22. It is his second season in England. Christian is a big talent and very key player for us.”

Meanwhile, the Tottenham boss also defended his decision to make nine changes for the Swansea clash from the side tat lost 1-0 to Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday night.

“After a victory like today, if you are manager and have made a change and get three points, you are an unbelievable manager and made a very good decision.

“But if Swansea had won, you ask, ‘Why you change? You have made a lot of changes.’ Our job is to take decisions.”

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