Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen is the ‘man of the moment’ after scoring yet another late winner.
The Denmark international was on target in the 89th minute of the Premier League clash against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
It was the second time that Eriksen had scored a late goal this season, but he does not want to do it again.
Because he wants Tottenham to wrap up wins early.
“It’s always a great feeling to score in the last minute but personally I would rather win earlier and have a quieter game,” Spurs’ official website quotes the 22-year-old.
One suspects that all Tottenham fans will want that to happen. Although scoring a late goal to win a game is thrilling, it is something that should be avoided, especially for a team who are still not playing well and struggling for points.
It is easier said than done, of course, but perhaps Tottenham need to be a bit more cautious at the start of matches and ascertain that they do not concede too softly.
But a late winner also suggests that the Tottenham players have the energy and the determination to carry on until they get the result.
Eriksen has now explained why the players have the stamina to go all the way.
“Maybe the work we did in pre-season is starting to bear fruit,” The London Evening Standard quotes the former Ajax star as saying.
“You’ve seen in recent games that we’re able to go 100 per cent at the end of the game. Earlier in the season, we wouldn’t have been fit enough to go like that the whole game.
“Of course you have periods where the opposition have more of the ball and you have to play differently but we have the confidence and power to keep going for 90 minutes. We’re not allowing the opposition to score easy goals anymore.”
One swallow does not make a summer. A narrow win at Swansea does not mean that Tottenham have solved all their problems, but at this stage the North London outfit need to win anyway they can.