Ian Wright: I wish Arsenal had this Tottenham trait
By Matt Bullin
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has talked enviously about Tottenham’s ‘fight and determination’ which they showed in their 3-1 over Swansea last night.
Spurs left it very late to secure all three points as they netted three goals after the 88th minute to stay in touch with Chelsea at the top of the league.
Swansea opening the scoring through Wayne Routledge in the 11th minute and looked to be heading for a vital three points in their battle against relegation.
However, Dele Alli equalised with just two minutes of normal time left, before Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen netted in injury time to give Tottenham the win.
The result leaves Mauricio Pochettino’s men second in the Premier League, still seven points off Chelsea who top the table, after their 2-1 win over Manchester City.
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Former Arsenal and England star striker Wright gave his thoughts on Spurs’ extraordinary team spirit.
Speaking on BBC 1’s Match of the Day (Wednesday, 10.30pm), Wright said: “There’s a fight and determination to Spurs which is very enviable.
“I’m so jealous of them. They just kept going – they did not stop going at [Swansea].”
The comments come after Arsenal, Wright’s former club, have come under much criticism for lacking in fight recently.
Wright was also very complimentary of Tottenham’s Danish star Christian Eriksen: “He’s stepped up since Harry Kane’s injury – they needed people to do that.”
Eriksen, 25, has now contributed to 27 goals (scored 11, assisted 16) in his 40 league and cup appearances for Spurs this season.
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