Pochettino urges Tottenham star to improve following Leicester draw
By Emma Sanders
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged Christian Eriksen to start scoring more goals for his side following their 1-1 draw against Leicester.
Pochettino’s side still remain unbeaten in the league but are struggling to score goals without Harry Kane, who is still recovering from a long-term injury.
The north London club are without a win in their last five matches and the draw at White Hart Lane on Saturday was their fifth in the league this season.
The manager believes attacking midfielder’s Dele Alli and Eriksen need to get more goals and the Argentine has urged the Danish midfielder to improve in the final third.
“[Eriksen] needs to improve and he needs to be more determined to score. I think Christian [Eriksen] had more shots than any other player but there was a lack of determination to score [against Leicester]” said Pochettino, as reported by The Evening Standard.
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“That’s football, it’s to believe and not only to play well, but be aggressive. The reality is that for the chances we created in the game we need to be more clinical and score more.”
Spurs were not able to grab a winner in their game against the Premier League champions on Saturday and are now out of the top four.
Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Southampton on Sunday afternoon helped the Blues knock Tottenham out of a Champions League spot.
Tottenham take on Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday before they travel to the Emirates to face local rivals Arsenal in a crunch match on Sunday.
Kane has been absent since picking up ankle ligament damage during Tottenham’s 1-0 victory against Sunderland in September but could return next weekend.
In other Tottenham news, Vincent Jansson has delivered his verdict on the draw.