Tottenham with dramatic late Christian Eriksen injury-time winner
15 December 2018 19:34 GMT
Christian Eriksen struck an injury-time winner to keep Tottenham within the title race against Burnley and earn a 1-0 Premier League win following a late equaliser mid-week at Barcelona.
The North-Londoners came off a Lucas Moura’s 85th-minute equalizer at Barcelona on Tuesday to qualify for the knockout round, and Christian Eriksen who came to their rescue with Harry Kane teeing him up to slots past Joe Hart in the 91st minute.
Mauricio Pochettino hailed for the perfect week and win
“It is a very good week for us and a fantastic win for us today,” Pochettino told BBC’s Match of the Day. “It is so important to be focused and try to keep our energy.
“After the Barcelona game and qualifying for the next stage of the Champions League, it is difficult to find the way to perform like this.
“Today I congratulate my players’ effort and the fans. It was a late victory but so important for us.”
Burnley manager Sean Dyche the media lamented for his devastated team who put in the hard work:
“Obviously we are frustrated and disappointed in the outcome but a lot of positives. My only gripe is we get done by a whack down the pitch.He told BBC Sport
“Inevitably we didn’t deal with that final moment and they nick a goal. There were good signs from the mentality we know we have to win games. There’s a resilience and organization but we are playing a top side – it is difficult to come down here.
“Away from home against sides like this, you have got to try and model a team that can still get a result. I feel for the players because they put a proper shift in today and did the basics well. The last three or four games we are getting back to what we can be – we need more attacking prowess but it is difficult.”
Tottenham Hotspur – Burnley Match Statistics
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