Mauricio Pochettino explains what made him extra pleased with Tottenham Hotspur's performance against Swansea City

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Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 with Swansea City, with Christian Eriksen getting on the scoresheet twice.

Mauricio Pochettino has told BBC Sport that Tottenham Hotspur deserve a lot of credit for their performance against Swansea City. 

Spurs picked up a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium, but they were on top for large parts of the match, and could have claimed the three points if they were more ruthless. 

And, despite their failure to win, it was a performance that Pochettino was pleased with, especially as Spurs had a midweek against Monaco in the Europa League, which would have used up some of their energy. 

"My feeling is that we are much better than Swansea, in difficult circumstances," he said. "After playing in the Europa League and to play a very tough game, I think the effort was brilliant. For that I am very, very pleased."

Pochettino seems to be taking the Europa League seriously this season, and he played a strong team against Monaco, meaning that a lot of Spurs' players were playing their third game in eight days against Swansea.

The display that the Lilywhites put in highlighted the fitness levels of the current squad, and extended their unbeaten run to seven games. 

Tottenham actually had to come from behind twice in the contest, but two Christian Eriksen goals ensured that they secured a point from the contest.

Spurs are now in eighth place in the Premier League table, having taken 13 points from their first eight matches. 

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