Christian Eriksen puts late Tottenham shows down to fitness regime

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Christian Eriksen has praised his manager Mauricio Pochettino for his strong fitness regime during training sessions and explained that this justifies Spurs' late winners in multiple away fixtures.

A Christian Benteke dismissal in the tie between Tottenham and Aston Villa on November 2 guided Spurs to a dramatic late victory courtesy of a deflected Harry Kane free-kick.

But their overdue fortunes on the road were set to continue at the KC Stadium just three weeks later when Eriksen struck from outside the box to snatch all three points in East Yorkshire against Hull.

Lightning strikes twice

Lightning then struck twice for the Dane just under a month down the line when a similar shot nestled into the bottom corner against Swansea. It is thanks to these desperate goals that Spurs stand in such a respectable position in seventh.

In truth, their home form has been nothing of a spectacle this season, having just won half of their eight ties so far at White Hart Lane. Defeats to Newcastle, Stoke, Liverpool and West Brom have dented Pochettino's hopes of reaching the Champions League at the end of the season.


But if the north Londoners were to gain that status, they would have to thank their satisfactory away form. All four of their triumphs on the road have been won in the 89th minute onwards and Christian Eriksen believes that is down to Mauricio Pochettino's "solid" fitness regime.

"He works us very hard. Some of us are sick after the session but it is all for our benefit. This helps us to play at a high level for the entire 90 minutes and we can steal a result," he explained to The Guardian.

Paired with the exhausting fitness schedule at the training ground, the 22-year-old also thinks that their successful Europa League campaign has spurred them on to be so successful in the Premier League this season.

"We are playing regularly so we are always prepared. This improves our fitness as well as the training which means we can last the entire 90 minutes with ease."

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