Eriksen explains his tantrum at selfish Tottenham teammate during win v Chelsea
By Richard Parks
Christian Eriksen has revealed on Sky Sports he laid into Son Heung-Min in the immediate wake of Tottenham’s third goal against Chelsea because he initially failed to square the ball to Dele Alli.
The Denmark international was filmed gesturing angrily at Son seconds after Alli had put Spurs 3-1 at Stamford Bridge rather than join the celebrations of his teammates.
Eriksen had sent Son clear on goal with a magnificent pass midway through the second half but, with Alli screaming for the ball to be squared, the south Korean shot from a tight angle and it was blocked by Willy Caballero in goal.
The loose ball eventually fell to Alli, who shifted it to his left foot and slotted in his second of the match in his 100th appearance in the Premier League.
Eriksen explained that he was furious with Son for his selfishness and that’s why he remonstrated with his colleague.
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“He made it more difficult than it was, Sonny,” Eriksen told Sky Sports’ main event channel in the immediate of the match. “Of course now we scored, it was a relief. But if we hadn’t scored, it would have been a big disappointment for Sonny not to have passed it.”
Football Insider verdict:
Eriksen could have slaughtered every single one of his teammates, and supporters would forgive him. He delivered another brilliant display at Stamford Bridge, including a sensational strike to pull his side level just before the break, and continues to reach new heights in what has been his best season yet at Tottenham. And, to his credit, the great Dane had a fair point. Son was guilty of being overly selfish and the point stood despite the relief at the goal. Eriksen is a perfectionist and as selfless a top player as there is. Son should take heed and pass the ball next time.
In other Tottenham news, the club are working on a deal to sign a 29-year-old left footer who would be a sensational signing.