Eriksen: Defeat to Swansea would have ended Tottenham's title hopes

Apr 09, 2017, 02:10
Eriksen: Defeat to Swansea would have ended Tottenham's title hopes

The Swans had opened the scoring through Wayne Routledge but Tottenham responded with two minutes remaining.

Tottenham came from 1-0 down to win 3-1 against Swansea, after Dele Alli equalised in the 88th minute.

Tottenham remain in contention to win the Premier League and FA Cup and are now seven points behind Chelsea, who they face in the cup semifinal.

Vertonghen continued: "I think we've proven in the past year or two now what we're capable of".

Thus, many Tottenham supporters took to Twitter to marvel in the Dutchman's game-changing display last night...

They started to play in a low tempo.

"He has a chance, but we are very much looking at him day to day". For Tottenham, it was a different story as Pochettino's celebrations at their late salvo said everything about the importance of these three points.

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So Michel Vorm came in for only his fourth league start of the season on a ground he knows well, the Holland global having made 97 appearances for Swansea from 2011-14.

Tottenham were Leicester's closest title challengers last term until a late-season slump cost them second place.

Hull's eventual 4-2 win leaves Clement's men 17th and two points off The Tigers, and he now faces the hard task of picking his players up ahead of another critical game at West Ham on Sunday. I don't know what's necessary to win the league - maybe a bit of luck, I don't know.

'Teams are thinking about us now if they're talking about league wins or top four.

"There was a slight deflection on their first goal but even at that point we could have got a good result but we couldn't hang on". He was a very good professional, a very good player with us but we couldn't promise he would play every game. We have a strong squad who can beat anyone in the Premier League.

The defeat allowed Hull to climb out of the relegation zone at Swansea's expense, and leave Clement's men with just seven games to secure their top-flight status. We need to recover and go again. Obviously it wasn't the start he wanted but he's showing now what he's capable of and I think he had a massive game against Burnley [on Saturday], and he made a big difference when he came on today. We advise that all users switch to using the new Disqus comment system as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition.