Christian Eriksen reveals future plans after scoring v Bournemouth
By Russell Edge
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has revealed he might try and stop striking the ball so hard after netting in the win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Danish international’s second half strike was the difference between the two sides at Wembley in Spurs’ 1-0 win, as he struck the ball low past the Cherries’ goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
It was Spurs’ first league win at their temporary home, after defeat to Chelsea and draws with Swansea and Burnley, and kept them in third in the Premier League table, five points behind league leaders Manchester City and three points behind second placed Manchester United.
Having netted the winning goal, Eriksen admitted that he might try avoid hitting the ball so hard in the future, having seen his sweetly struck strikes saved by Begovic, with his goal much less of a clean hit.
Speaking after the match, he was quoted by football news website Squawka as saying: “It wasn’t the most beautiful game we’ve played but we have the three points.
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“Apparently when I’m in that situation I know where the goal is!
“It was a nice goal, not a hard shot, the one I shot hard the goalkeeper saved well! Perhaps I shouldn’t shoot so hard and more precise (instead) and the ball will go in!”
Eriksen, 25, has established himself as a key member of the Tottenham squad since arriving from Dutch giants Ajax back in 2013.
Contracted at the club until 2020, he has 188 appearances under his belt for Spurs, netting 45 goals and chipping in with a further 60 appearances across all competitions.
He is also firmly embedded in the Danish national side, having made 73 appearances for his country, scoring 18 times.
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