Tottenham media round-up: Eriksen on squad's quality, Lloris on crucial save

Christian Eriksen

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur in the media this Monday evening.

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen believes the side has the squad to mount a serious challenge for a place in the Champions League next season, the London Evening Standard reports.

Eriksen scored two free-kicks during yesterday's 2-2 draw with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium and the side are currently two points off the top four at this early stage of the season. 

The Dane is quoted praising the quality of the players that have come in, and suggested the influx of players from two years ago that remain are starting to settle.

He said: "Some new lads have come in but everyone has been here for a while and everyone knows what they have to do, what the manager says and what the other players think. So it’s a good mix and the more games we get, the more we will know each other.

“You’re always going to buy and sell players but there were a lot of new players when I joined. I don’t know how it was before me but I know that when I came here the players needed to learn quickly."

He also revealed to the Standard the secret behind his set-piece ability, saying he's modelling his style on the legendary Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

He added: “I’ve watched Pirlo a few times, just because he makes it look so easy. When he’s over the ball, you know there’s a good chance of a goal."

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ultimately ended up being something of a hero by pulling off a top class save from Federico Fernandez late on in the game.

A win would've taken Spurs up to fourth place in the table, something which the Frenchman would've happily had in exchange of the plaudits for the save.

He told the official Tottenham website: “I was sure that they would have one big chance before the end and of course it’s a good feeling to make the save but I would rather have the three points. 

“We had the game under control but it’s finished a 2-2 draw so we need learn from it, but the attitude and the character of the team was great.”

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