Arsenal great Alan Smith comments on Tottenham Hotspur and Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur and Christian Eriksen have impressed former Arsenal striker Alan Smith.

Arsenal great Alan Smith has been singing the praises of Tottenham Hotspur in The Telegraph.

Tottenham have been in brilliant form in recent weeks and are in a great form to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s latest win in the Premier League came on Saturday when they edged past Sunderland 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

Christian Eriksen scored yet another late goal to lead Spurs to all three points at home. It was the third time this season that the Denmark international playmaker has scored a winner in the last two minutes of a match.

Interestingly, 10 of Tottenham’s last 14 Premier League games have finished 2-1, with seven of those being wins and three defeats.

Former Arsenal striker Smith is impressed with Tottenham’s ability to score late winners and with Eriksen’s quality.

“Arsenal fans used to joke that if you want to find out the score of the North London derby, dial 2-1 2-1 2-1, so often did the Gunners win by that margin,” the 52-year-old wrote in The Telegraph.

“This season Tottenham have commandeered that scoreline more widely, winning seven league games by the odd goal.

“It is a great habit to acquire, that ability to pinch victory in a tight match. And in Christian Eriksen, Spurs boast a match winner of real quality.”

While Tottenham’s ability to score late winners is commendable, perhaps it would be better if they wrap up the points early on.

Scoring goals late on to win or draw matches is indeed very thrilling, but it also shows the team’s failure to break the opposition with ease.

Nevertheless, the fact that Tottenham are winning matches and are very much in the running for a top-four finish cannot be ignored.

The North London outfit are showing resilience that they have lacked in previous years, with the players also looking fit and determined heading into the final minutes of matches.

As for Eriksen, the Dane is indeed one of the best young attacking players in Europe and has been key in Tottenham’s success so far this season.

In 22 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, the 22-year-old has scored eight goals and created 51 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy of 52%.

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