Christian Eriksen happy for Tottenham Hotspur to achieve another semi-final berth
PUBLISHED: 13:30 20 March 2018
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The Dane was the star of the show on Saturday, although he conceded they probably could have done better with ‘certain situations’
Christian Eriksen admitted Spurs could have executed certain moves better at Swansea City on Saturday, but he was pleased they secured their spot in another FA Cup semi-final.
Last season Mauricio Pochettino’s team reached the last four of the competition, but lost 4-2 to Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.
On Saturday Tottenham Hotspur visited South Wales looking to qualify for the semi’s again and they did so with Eriksen running the show.
The Dane scored twice and played his part in Erik Lamela’s goal as Spurs cruised to a 3-0 win at the Liberty Stadium.
Eriksen, when speaking after the match to BT Sport, said: “This is something we wanted. Of course we’ve reached the semi-finals before, so we’ve been close (to winning the whole competition).
“We started very well against Swansea with some nice goals in between and some good football, so it was nice to play.”
It was a joy to watch for Tottenham fans with the Lilywhites in control from the off and it only took them 11 minutes to take the lead.
Spurs won the ball deep inside their half, Lamela brought it forward, combined with Eriksen and the former Ajax playmaker curled home from outside the area to open the scoring.
The north Londoners never looked back and although they squandered several further opportunities, on the stroke of half time they doubled their advantage.
Eriksen regain possession, Moussa Sissoko knocked it forward to Lamela and he cut inside before curling home.
Swansea offered some resistance at the beginning of the second half and Michel Vorm was forced into an outstanding double save, but Tottenham quickly won back a stranglehold on the contest.
And just put the hour mark Spurs made it 3-0 when Lucas Moura laid off for Eriksen to drill home his 11th goal of the campaign.
He added: “We knew Swansea would sit back and wait and there were even some certain situations where we could have played quicker, especially in the first half.
“But at 2-0 you are going to take the gas off a bit and keep the ball rolling and try to create chances, which we did.”