Eriksen explains bizarre reaction to Spurs’ third goal

Christian Eriksen gave an honest explanation for his bizarre reaction to Tottenham’s third goal in their 3-1 win over Chelsea on Super Sunday.

Heung-min Son was on the receiving end of a gentle berating from his Spurs team-mate for not passing in the build-up to Dele Alli’s goal, waving his arms at the South Korean after the ball had hit the net.

Son, who has been on superb form for Spurs, had two opportunities to square the ball for both Alli and Erik Lamela, but as Chelsea ultimately failed to clear the ball anyway, Alli slid in his second goal of the game.

Eriksen’s reaction was purely constructive criticism, the Dane said after the game, telling Sky Sports it was relief to see Alli tuck away the goal.

Eriksen joked: “He made it more difficult than it was! Of course, we scored, so it was relief, but if we didn’t score it would have been a big disappointment for Sonny not to pass it, but luckily Dele finished it off.”

Alli also said he was “a little annoyed” the ball was not squared earlier, but recognises Son’s confidence is down to his superb form.

“I was complaining, I was a little bit annoyed that he didn’t, but Sonny is a player who is in really good form so when he goes through you’d back him to score. He kept it alive, and luckily it fell to me.”

Spurs’ 3-1 win ended their 28-year Stamford Bridge hoodoo.

(Sky Sports)

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