Eriksen admits Spurs only have themselves to blame

‘We should have finished the game off’: Christian Eriksen admits Tottenham only have themselves to blame after late PSV equaliser leaves Champions League dream in tatters

  • Tottenham could only manage a 2-2 draw at PSV in the Champions League
  • Goals from Lucas Moura and Harry Kane looked set to hand Spurs a vital win
  • But Luuk de Jong scored a late equaliser for PSV after Hugo Lloris was sent off
  • Spurs are now on the brink of an early exit with one point from three games
  • Christian Eriksen was critical of the second late collapse in Europe this year
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Christian Eriksen admitted Tottenham only had themselves to blame following their latest Champions League setback.

Spurs’ chances of qualifying from Group B lie in tatters after they conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw at PSV Eindhoven.

The visitors were leading after goals from Lucas Moura and Harry Kane cancelled out Hirving Lozano’s opener for PSV.

Christian Eriksen stands dejected after PSV's late equaliser denied Tottenham a vital win 

Christian Eriksen stands dejected after PSV’s late equaliser denied Tottenham a vital win 

But with 11 minutes left goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was sent off after racing out of his penalty area and upending Lozano.

Disaster struck in the 87th minute when former Newcastle loanee Luuk de Jong stabbed home an equaliser to leave Spurs with just a point from their three matches, five points behind Inter Milan in second place and eight behind Barcelona.

Eriksen had an eventful match upon his return from injury, providing the cross from which Kane headed Spurs ahead but then misplacing the pass that sent Lozano through on goal and ended with Lloris’ red card.

‘We should have finished the game off,’ the Denmark midfielder told Spurs TV. ‘We didn’t do that and PSV had the chance to come back.

‘I gave a bad pass, Hugo had a sending-off – I don’t think he was the last man – but, again, if we finish the game off we don’t have that at the end.

‘We could have done better.’

Hugo Lloris' red card changed the game and it was Eriksen's stray pass that led to the opening

Hugo Lloris’ red card changed the game and it was Eriksen’s stray pass that led to the opening

Spurs will now probably have to win all three of their remaining games, including a trip to Barcelona, and hope Inter Milan slip up against PSV, to have any chance of catching the Italians. 

‘Maybe we can qualify, but in the end it will be difficult when the opponent will be tougher than the one we played here,’ said manager Mauricio Pochettino.

‘We need to win the three games and some results that help us to achieve a place for qualification, but it will be so, so difficult.’

 

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