By Aramide Oladipo
Tottenham star Christian Eriksen believes that his side need “quality and belief” to ensure a positive result in the Champions League clash against Real Madrid.
The North London club return to European action on Tuesday evening when they travel to the Spanish capital to face the current holders at the Bernabeu.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team have won their opening two Champions League matches against Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia which has put them in a great position to progress from the group stages for the first time in seven years.
The La Liga champions were the victors when both teams last went head-to-head at the Bernabeu as Madrid came away with a 4-0 win in the first-leg of the 2011 quarter-finals.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Eriksen feels that Spurs must not show any fear when playing against one of the teams in world football.
“You need quality and belief,” he said.
“I think we have both so I don’t think we should be scared of anything.
“I haven’t won there yet so I need to change something. Of course it’s a special stadium, a special place.
“We’ve got something special and I hope that’s what people on the outside see, and it’s what the squad feels.”
The Denmark international notched up the only goal of the game against Bournemouth on the weekend as Spurs secured their first ever Premier League win at Wembley Stadium.
The playmaker has been in sensational form for Spurs this season, scoring a total of three goals and providing four assists in all competitions.
Eriksen will need to produce another outstanding display for Tottenham to come out on top in midweek.
In other Tottenham news, this first-team regular is set to return for Spurs’ Champions League clash against Real Madrid.