Christian Eriksen lists positives and negatives from Stoke draw

The Tottenham playmaker has stated that his side played well in the first half but because they slowed down, dropped points.

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has stated that his side should take some positives from their 2-2 draw against Stoke, but that dropping two points was disappointing, as published on BBC Sport.

The North London outfit bossed the first 45 minutes of the game and took a 2-0 lead into the interval through goals from Eric Dier and Nacer Chadli.

However, a penalty from Marko Arnautovic and a header from Mame Biram Diouf salvaged a point for the Potters, with the hosts understandably frustrated that they relinquished a dominant position.

Eriksen, who started on the left flank for Spurs in Mauricio Pochettino’s 4-2-3-1 formation, has said that the White Hart Lane side played confidently but not getting the three points is a disappointment.

“We probably saw ourselves winning but in the end we didn’t,” Eriksen told BBC Sport.

“We showed a lot of confidence the first half. We played really well the first 30 minutes, but slowed down. Everyone was disappointed and don’t get how you can be 2-0 up and end up with a draw.”

One point from their first two games is not an ideal start for the North London outfit, who already have ground to make up if they are to have a successful season.

The manner of Spurs’ capitulation against Stoke will be particularly disappointing and a concern for the club’s fans, with top-four teams rarely relinquishing leads like Tottenham did yesterday.

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