Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told the London Evening Standard that he was very pleased with Christian Eriksen‘s performance against Hull City.
Spurs were looking to bounce back from Sunday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat at Manchester United, and were given the perfect chance to do so against a struggling Hull City side.
The Tigers went into the game having won just once in the previous 13 Premier League games, and that’s now 14 after Tottenham coasted to victory in convincing fashion.
Danny Rose’s strong run down the left hand side opened up the Hull defence, and he teed up Christian Eriksen to smash home the opening goal after 14 minutes.
Eriksen made it 2-0 in the second half as he tapped home Kyle Walker’s cross, and Victor Wanyama sealed the win in the 73rd minute as he smashed the ball into the net from close range after Eriksen’s free kick had hit the crossbar.
Danish playmaker Eriksen’s great form continued as he was the key to Tottenham’s 3-0 win, with his two goals making it five goals and two assists in his last five competitive games.
The 24-year-old had made a slow start to the season but is now playing his best football again, and his performance against Hull earned praise from managerMauricio Pochettino after the final whistle.
Pochettino told the London Evening Standard that he was very pleased with Eriksen due to him being ‘very aggressive’ in possession of the ball, and he’s happy that a midfielder is helping the strikers in terms of goalscoring.
“Yes – I’m very pleased he was very aggressive in possession,” said Pochettino. “That was the aggressiveness we want for our players. I’m very pleased for him as he’s working very hard. It’s important not only our strikers score goals,” he added.
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