Christian Eriksen: Tottenham have big game mentality

Christian Eriksen insists Tottenham Hotspur can bounce back from defeat at Arsenal with a key Champions League victory at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

"We have shown in the big games that we can compete," said the 25-year-old Denmark attacking midfielder, when asked if Spurs lack the right mentality for big games.

"We beat Liverpool (4-1) at home for instance. People need to talk, they need to write.

"First it was 'they'll never win at Wembley', but we don't hear that any more."

Spurs were humbled 2-0 at Arsenal on Saturday, crashing down to earth after their dazzling 3-1 win over holders Real Madrid at Wembley in the Champions League three weeks ago.

That statement victory left them top of Group H, and a win at struggling Dortmund will see them advance as group winners, having also drawn in Madrid.

"We had a disappointing day on Saturday and this is our chance to show we are better than that," said Eriksen.

"It is going to be a very important game. We know we are already through, but it would mean a lot to go through as group winners."

Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino said England pair Dele Alli and Harry Kane are fit after picking up knocks against Arsenal, but revealed he may rest key players.

England defender Danny Rose is in the frame to start, but Pochettino refused to comment on rumours Rose was angry to be left out of Saturday's derby.

"We are going to rest some players who need rest, but I hope I will not have to rest too many players," said Pochettino. "We have achieved qualification, but now the goal it is to finish first."

Issue 6: The China Issue

Everybody is talking about the Chinese Super League. Among the flurry of big-name stars now plying their trade in the world's fastest-growing league is Oscar. A bonafide world class talent approaching his best years at Chelsea, his move shocked football. So does he regret it? And is China's football revolution the real deal or just hype? We also have an interview with PSG & Germany star Julian Draxler, we take a look at 1860 Munich's restart in the fourth tier of German football and the campaign to save Millwall's Den stadium.

Add To Cart