Christian Eriksen picks positive point from Chelsea draw

The Tottenham star was happy to have kept a clean sheet against the Blues.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has admitted that his side wanted to beat Chelsea yesterday, but told the club’s official website that he was glad that the hosts kept a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw.

Both sides had chances to win the game, with the visitors arguably finishing the stronger after Spurs had the exhausting trip to Azerbaijan in midweek to play in the Europa League.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side extended their unbeaten Premier League run to 13 games with the result and find themselves four points off top spot currently.

The hosts showed stubbornness at the back, limiting Chelsea to two win chances which Eden Hazard could not convert.

Eriksen stated that the defensive effort of his side was critical in the game, especially as Tottenham’s attackers could not break down Jose Mourinho’s men.

“We had a few (chances) in the first-half that we maybe should have scored,” the Dane told the club’s official website.

“Even when we play a bad game we keep our clean sheet, it’s is very important. We need the points for the league, it is still better to get one point than nothing, but of course we wanted to win.”

Spurs now have a week off before travelling to face West Brom at The Hawthorns next weekend.

Eriksen operated in his usual role on the left of midfield against Chelsea but despite some neat touches struggled to have his usual telling impact on proceedings.

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