Spurs – “Just give me the ball” – says Eriksen

Oliver Baines Football Leave a Comment

Tottenham Hotspur’s midfielder, Christian Eriksen has revealed that after 88mins were on the clock he urged his players to “just give him the ball”, according to BBC Sport.

Eriksen bagged two goals against a resilient Sheffield United side, including an 87th minute free kick which sent Spurs to Wembley for the final of the Capital One Cup where they will face rivals, Chelsea.

The Dane revealed that once it went to 2-2 (and 3-2 to Spurs on aggregate) he urged his players to “just give him the ball”.

He said: “The second goal came at a crucial time, but after 88 minutes just give me the ball. I didn’t think it was slipping away but I was thinking about extra time.”

Christian Eriksen is some what of a late bloomer and earned Spurs all three points in November with a 90th-minute winner at Hull. He then did it again in the 88th minute at home to Sunderland on 17 January in a 2-1 win. He scored another winner at Swansea in the 89th-minute in December and has now added another late winner to his collection.

The Dane has now scored 20 goals in 65 appearances for Spurs and is improving with every game.

Spurs fans will just be hoping more player will give the ball to the former Ajax star and let him do the work.