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Eriksen Targeting Derby Spoils

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Tottenham travel to take on north London derby rivals Arsenal on Sunday with the “best connection” between players, midfielder Christian Eriksen has warned.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have not lost since the opening day of the season against Manchester United, winning five and drawing as many since the opening-day setback at Old Trafford, and have moved up to fifth in the Premier League.

England striker Harry Kane has returned to goalscoring form with five goals in three games in all competitions, while Spurs are also top of Europa League Group J with two games still to play.

Denmark playmaker Eriksen put the recent form down to a harmonious dressing-room and says the players are bouncing off each other.

“It’s always more comfortable to play in a team when we are winning more than losing,” he told Sky Sports.

“Everyone is really happy at where we are. We’ve shown we have good players and enjoy playing with each other.

 

“In the beginning [of Pochettino’s tenure] there were a lot of things we needed to recognise, needed to remember, but now the players around us know where to go. Normally we have an idea.

“It’s the best connection with the squad. Everyone is down to earth, easy to speak with and easy to play with.”

Left-back Danny Rose is expected to be available despite suffering a knock against Aston Villa, while Clinton Njie is close to recovering from a hamstring injury and Son Heung-min made a substitute appearance against Anderlecht on Thursday after six weeks out.