Spurs hero Christian Eriksen discusses club's goalscoring struggles after Swansea brace

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The Tottenham star had this observation to make regarding his team's attacking threat, after scoring a brace against Swansea City.

Tottenham goal hero Christian Eriksen had sobering news for Spurs after he helped the club to a 2-2 draw with Swansea City on Sunday, in an interview aired on Scandinavian television channel Viasat after the match.

Many players would have been happy to score a brace for their club, with Eriksen netting his first two goals of the season with the double, especially as it secured points for the North Londoners and extended their run of avoiding defeat to seven league games, but the Dane focussed on Tottenham's inability to make their other chances count.

"We had the chances to get the three points," the Spurs playmaker was quoted as saying on Viasat after the game. "If we're 2-1 down and had to fight back twice we showed good character.

"I'm not sure if I enjoy games like that but of course you get a lot chances. 

"Now, only from a set piece we scored but of course it's goals.

"I think we still need to build a little bit, we need to score from our bigger chances instead of set pieces."

It is a fair point from Eriksen regarding the club's goalscoring. This season Spurs have scored the joint lowest number in the top nine sides with eleven goals. Though this has been offset by an improved defence, it will be a big cause for concern compared to last season when the North Londoners were impressive in finding the net.

Much of this is related to the struggles of talisman Harry Kane to score, even though he was ironically the man who sliced through his own net to give the Swans the lead for the second time.

Last weekend, Spurs scored two of their four goals against Manchester City from set-pieces, with Toby Alderweireld scoring with a header from a corner, and Kane netting a rebound after another Eriksen free-kick hit the woodwork.

Tottenham had plenty of efforts in South Wales in open play, even if they did rely on two dead-ball efforts for their goals at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski had to make eleven saves during the match from nineteen shots, the same number as Newcastle stopper Tim Krul in his side's 6-1 defeat to Manchester City, and the joint-highest over the latest round of Premier League fixtures.

Paired alongside last weekend's 4-1 win over the Premier League leaders, it is encouraging news for the likes of Eriksen, who nevertheless wants to see Spurs finding the side more often from their goalscoring chances created in open play.

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