Christian Eriksen happy to let Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Harry Kane claim Stoke City winner
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The Denmark international admitted mistakes allowed the Potters to remain in the game, but he was happy to secure another victory
Christian Eriksen is happy to let Harry Kane claim Tottenham Hotspur’s second Premier League goal at Stoke City on Saturday.
The Dane appeared to have grabbed a brace in the 2-1 win at the Potters, but there is some debate over who scored the winner.
Kane insists he got a touch to Eriksen’s free kick into the area and the Spurs playmaker is not too fussed if the forward gets given the goal.
As things stand the Premier League Match Centre have determined it was the Denmark ace who registered the second goal at Stoke, but Daily Telegraph report Kane is willing to appeal the decision.
Eriksen said: “There are a lot of arguments going on around here. I think Harry, if he touched it, he touched it and it’s his goal. How he celebrated, he had the feeling he touched the ball.”
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Many predicted Spurs would see off Stoke comfortably, but boss Mauricio Pochettino said from the start it would be a difficult match.
The Argentinean commented Tottenham would find the away match at the Potters more tough than the game against Chelsea on April 1 - a 3-1 success.
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Given the final scoreline, it proved to be right with the Lilywhites only registering a 2-1 victory in Staffordshire.
Eriksen put the visitors in front with 52 minutes played after good play from Dele Alli, but Paul Lambert’s team equalised five minutes later.
Mame Biram Diouf blocked Hugo Lloris’ clearance and tapped into the empty net to level it up, but Tottenham grabbed the points when Eriksen’s free kick beat Jack Butland in the 63rd minute.
The Dane told Spurs TV: “I think people know by now we won’t lie down. When we scored, we felt like we should win 2-0, 3-0, 4-0.
“We had the chances to score more goals, but the last pass maybe wasn’t good enough. We had a few mistakes in midfield which gave them a lot of chances the other way and that’s what kept them in the game, but we got the win again.”
Additional reporting by Press Association Sport.