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Spurs And Eriksen Have A Lot To Look Forward To In 2018

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Christian Eriksen (C) of Tottenham Hotspur controls the ball under pressure of Georginio Wijnaldum (L) and Jordan Henderson (R) of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 11, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Christian Eriksen, thanks to his demolition job on Ireland in November’s play-off, has a World Cup to look forward to with Denmark this summer in Russia.

But before he can start dreaming of the meeting with France on June 26 in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, he has plenty to occupy his mind domestically.

Spurs travel to bottom side Swansea City Tuesday evening, hoping to build on the momentum of their last two league victories over Burnley and Southampton.

This will be followed quickly by the visit of David Moyes’ West Ham side two days after. The relenting schedule will finally take a breather, after their FA Cup match at home to AFC Wimbledon.

Speaking on the clubs official site, the dexterous Danish attacker said:

“Of course, 2018 will be a very special year with the stadium, with the Premier League, the Champions League where we’re through against Juventus, the World Cup… there’s a lot to go through and a lot to enjoy in terms of football.”

On the want for Spurs to pick up where they left off at the tail-end of 2017, Eriksen continued:

“We continue like we finished this year really. The league is only half-way through and we have to play for every point and every game has to be treated the same way.”

 “Of course, we need to continue with what we did in 2017 and then make the year even better than the last one. It’s the same thing actually – football goes around, we have a game on January 2 and with that the second half of the season starts very quickly. It’s up to us to keep going and keep improving.”

The 25-year-old has been a constant presence in Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season, playing in all 20 Premier League games to date. His sharp passing and smart movement have been integral in Tottenham’s attacking philosophy.

While out of a European position at present in seventh, Spurs are in touching distance of a Champions League spot.

Early season designs on the league title evaporated with a dip in performances, but despite the recent defeat to a relentless Manchester City, Spurs look to be on the ascendancy again.

Brian Strahan, Pundit Arena

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