Published: Sun, October 15, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Eriksen Nets Winner For Spurs

Eriksen Nets Winner For Spurs

It was good, not great, but enough to win the three points.

With a big game against Real Madrid looming on Tuesday, Pochettino was pleased with his side's win and relieved to not have to answer any questions about his team's so-called "Wembley curse". We had some good moments in the first half. We could not find the space as they sat very deep. We changed our set up a bit in the second half.

"Only we need time to perform as well as we can here. The performance in the second half was enough to win - we had that little edge".

Speaking post-match, Pochettino said: "They [Bournemouth] played so deep in the first half and we made some mistakes in the first half with our positioning and offensive set-up and we found it hard to move the ball quickly and break them down".

Following a tight first half in which a block from Davinson Sanchez and a superb save from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris prevented Tottenham from falling behind, Denmark midfielder Eriksen claimed the victor with a cool finish two minutes after the restart.

But despite the lion's share of the ball, Spurs had to wait until the 33rd minute to register a genuine shot on target.

Spurs took the lead just 40 seconds into the second half.

It settled the home side but, despite creating a handful of decent chances, they could not get a cushion of a second.

Spurs have not won at Wembley in the Premier League this season, but have fine away form to thank for being third in the Premier League standings.

Further up the pitch, Pochettino names Eric Dier and Harry Winks in midfield, with Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son supporting Harry Kane up top.

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