Christian Eriksen has told the Tottenham Hotspur website that it would be ‘great’ for him if he scored a last-minute goal in the League Cup final against Chelsea this weekend.
Spurs have made a handy habit of scoring late this season, with Harry Kane and the Danish midfielder popping up at important times with crucial strikes in various games across all competitions.
Eriksen said of his hopes for Sunday and the important role supporters will have to play at the home of English football: “It will mean a lot to walk out at Wembley - They can play a big role. Hopefully they will cheer us on and we’ll play better for them. It would be great to score a last-minute goal - perhaps like Allan Nielsen!”
However, Tottenham fans will be hoping it doesn’t come down to the closing seconds in normal or extra time.
The fans will more than likely want to see the same demolition job that Tottenham did on Chelsea when they won 5-3 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane.
A repeat of that attacking display would save a lot of anxiety during the match and some would reasonably prefer for the team to sew the game up with time to spare to prevent the possible heartbreak, which could follow as a result.
Tottenham should be confident going into the game because they are in good form and have produced good recent performances in that match against Chelsea, but also in the North London derby against Arsenal.
It would be the ultimate way to get bragging rights over Chelsea fans with a last minute winner, but Mauricio Pochettino and some fans will hope the side are 2-0 or 3-0 up before the closing minutes of the match.