Christian Eriksen reflects on Tottenham Hotspur’s ‘unbelievable performance’ v Chelsea

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen has been reflecting on Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League games against Chelsea over the past four weeks or so.

Tottenham faced Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 3 and then again at White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost the away game 3-0, but at home they hammered the Blues 5-3, with Harry Kane scoring twice.

Denmark international attacking midfielder Eriksen has underlined the main difference in Spurs’ performances in the two matches against London rivals Chelsea.

“When we played at Chelsea a few weeks ago we had chances in the first 20 minutes but didn’t take them,” the 22-year-old told Tottenham’s official website.

“This time we took our chances and we showed some character after that to keep going, so it’s always nice to win like this.

“It was an unbelievable performance and a strange game, because it was open but still really hard to play in.

“It was an exciting contest but, as I said, this is one of the times where we’ve made our chances count and that made for a really good game.”

At Stamford Bridge, Tottenham were pretty much out of the game midway through the first half when Chelsea scored their second goal.

Although Spurs created chances thereafter, Jose Mourinho’s side were always going to win the contest from that stage onwards.

On New Year’s Day, Tottenham showed the spirit and determination not to crumble after going a goal down and gave a truly good performance.

Tottenham have found consistency over the past few weeks, and they now need to maintain it. The top-four dream is well and truly alive.

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