Eriksen shares two reasons why Tottenham are out of Europe

By Harry Sykes

Christian Eriksen blamed Tottenham’s finishing and final pass for their elimination from Europe on Thursday night.

Spurs crashed out of their second European competition of the season after losing 3-2 on aggregate to Gent in their Europa League last-32 clash.

Tottenham lost the first leg 1-0 in Belgium a week ago and drew 2-2 at a sell-out Wembley on Thursday night.

Goals from Eriksen and Victor Wanyama had given the north Londoners hope of progressing to the last-16 stage but Spurs were once again left disappointed in Europe after their pre-Christmas Champions League exit.

Denmark international Eriksen is convinced that Tottenham only have themselves to blame on a night in which Kane and substitute Son Heung-Min were most guilty of wasting good chances.

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“We are very disappointed with what we did today and over two games against Gent,” said Eriksen to BT Sport 2’s coverage of the match.

“They did not have a shot in the first half but still got a goal. We gave it away after getting in front. We weren’t good enough in our finishing or our final pass.

“Overall, we did what we could. The ref was not on our side either. Even with 10 men we had chances to get the winner. We can blame the ref but we had our chances and we weren’t good enough.”

Tottenham are next in action on Sunday when they host Stoke in the Premier League as they aim to continue their quest for a top-four finish.

In other Tottenham transfer news, a forward has signed after Spurs agreed terms on an out-of-window deal.

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