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Eriksen salutes Spurs fans

Christian Eriksen thanked Tottenham fans for the standing ovation he received on his debut after helping seal a 2-0 win.

Last Updated: 14/09/13 at 19:28 Post Comment

Christian Eriksen: Tussles with Bradley Johnson in midfield

Christian Eriksen: Tussles with Bradley Johnson in midfield

The £11.5million summer signing from Ajax was included in the starting line-up for the Premier League game against Norwich at White Hart Lane, and claimed an assist for Gylfi Sigurdsson's 28th-minute opener.

He also had a hand in the Icelander's second goal four minutes after the restart, before being replaced by Lewis Holtby.

Eriksen was appreciative of the warm reception he was afforded by the supporters, saying afterwards: "It felt really good. I'm really happy to be here."

When asked if the fans might see their team mount a title challenge, he replied: "Hopefully this season, or maybe after. But this is an exciting season.

"They can expect great things, they're allowed! We'll try to do our best."

For the opening goal, the Denmark midfielder played a neat pass into the area for Sigurdsson to run onto and score.

"I heard him yelling!" said Eriksen. "I also knew there was the defender there - that's why I didn't give it too much. Luckily, he was there in the right moment.

"I would say maybe we should have won by more, but it was probably fair. It's easier to perform when everyone around you is really good."

Eriksen turned down several offers from elsewhere before deciding to sign for Spurs, and he insists it was more about the allure of Tottenham than the prospect of playing in the Premier League.

"It always depends on the club. The club is the most important," he added. "Both felt really good, but I chose Tottenham."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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