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Eriksen: Chelsea goal the best of my 50

25 Sep 2019

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder recalls his first and his favourite Premier League goals as he receives award for hitting a half-century

He has scored some cracking goals in his Premier League career but for Christian Eriksen one stands out above the rest.

"There are a few good ones but I like the one against Chelsea away [in 2018] from outside the box," says the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, who has been honoured with a Premier League Milestone award, presented by Cadbury, for reaching 50 goals in the competition.

It can't have been an easy decision for Eriksen.

Indeed, 22 of his half-century of goals have come from outside the box, including his very first six years ago.

"I remember it pretty clearly, actually," the 27-year-old recalls. "It was against West Brom at home, a nice free-kick!

"I can't remember the result of the game. But it was on Boxing Day so I had to wait a few months for the first goal!"

Derby delight

Eriksen's landmark strike came in a 2-2 draw at Arsenal earlier this month.

He says it was extra sweet to hit 50 at the home of Spurs' local rivals and cement his status as the highest-scoring Dane in Premier League history, a feat that used to belong to former Gunners striker Nicklas Bendtner

"To be honest I didn't think about it until after the game," he adds. "But of course it's special to score that many goals in the Premier League.

"I always wish it could be more but I hadn't scored in a derby yet so it was good. I was smiling before the ball even hit the net.

"I'm very proud because there have been some big Danish players in the Premier League. Maybe some day somebody will catch me but until then it's still mine and I hope it stays like that for a while!"

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