English Premiership

Pochettino praises Spurs' saviour

2015-10-05 10:07
Christian Eriksen (Getty Images)

Swansea - Mauricio Pochettino lavished praise on Christian Eriksen after the Danish midfielder earned Tottenham a point at the Liberty Stadium with two sublime free kicks in a 2-2 draw.

Swansea led twice courtesy of Andre Ayew and a Harry Kane own goal, however, Eriksen found the target twice from dead-ball situations to help the visitors extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven games.

"Sometimes he has a clear chance to score and he doesn't," said Pochettino. "But as you can see today (Sunday), he does have real quality when he shoots.

"He is a very professional player and he can play in many positions. I would say he is also one of the best players from a dead-ball situation."

Pochettino was disappointed that his side had not gone on to win the match, but was happy with the performance and the manner in which they had recovered after Thursday's Europa League Cup 1-1 draw at Monaco.

"I am disappointed with the result because maybe we have given up two points. However, I am not disappointed with the performance.

"There are a lot of theories about playing on a Thursday and then a Sunday, but if you know your squad you make the right decisions.

"This is our second season here and I know the players better now and I know who can play on a Thursday and then a Sunday.

"Sometimes it is difficult to play and recover in time for the next game but our medical staff are fantastic and I think that showed today.

"It's all about training hard and getting the right rest."

On the own goal from Kane, he added; "Own goals happen in football. I don't worry about that because Harry played well and he did a lot for the team."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Saturday, 23 November 2019
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur, London Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Southampton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v Norwich City, Goodison Park 17:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Burnley, Vicarage Road 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Chelsea, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Sheffield United v Manchester United, Bramall Lane 18:30
Monday, 25 November 2019
Aston Villa v Newcastle United, Villa Park 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.