Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen has told The Mirror that he thinks Spurs have changed people's minds about them after their superb campaign.
Spurs knew that only a win over London rivals Chelsea on Monday evening would keep their Premier League title hopes alive, and they looked to be on course for all three points when Harry Kane and Son Heung-min put them 2-0 up by half time.
However, Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard both struck in the second half to rescue a point for Chelsea, and hand the Premier League title to Leicester City as Spurs fell just short.
Regardless, it's been a superb season for Tottenham, who have gone from being a contender for fourth place to title challengers, with Mauricio Pochettino overseeing another season of huge development.
Having top attacking players like Kane, Eriksen and Dele Alli is no surprise for Spurs fans, who have been used to flamboyant stars in the final third over recent years, but defensively is where Tottenham have surprisingly thrived.
With just four defeats in 36 games (second best record being Leicester) and 28 goals conceded - the fewest in the Premier League - Tottenham have had an uncharacteristic solidity to their game this season, and Pochettino deserves much of the praise for that.
Now, playmaker Eriksen has told The Mirror that he is confident that Tottenham have changed how people think of them, making a claim that people no longer see them as 'exciting but inconsistent', and instead now believe Spurs can be exciting and solid too - but knows it's only a start, and Spurs must continue to improve.
"People have changed their minds about how they see Spurs," said Eriksen. "Normally they are seen as exciting but inconsistent team. Now it’s a bit of both. It’s exciting games and the style how we play. It’s a good start and it’s something we have forced people to believe in us. I think we have changed people’s minds," he added.
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