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Eriksen underlines importance of goal that keeps Spurs’ hopes alive

Christian Eriksen claims Tottenham’s battling win at Crystal Palace on Wednesday night proves they are still right in the title race.

Spurs faced being six points off the pace until Eriksen struck with 12 minutes remaining at Selhurst Park to secure a 1-0 triumph and ensure the gap to leaders Chelsea returned to just four.

“Yes, it was a very big goal,” said the Denmark international. “We showed we’re still in it.

“We have to focus on ourselves, and of course Chelsea have to lose some points, but that was our chance to keep going and we took it.

“That result gives us a confidence boost for the last five games. We have to keep going, focus on ourselves and see where it ends.”

The result marked the first time Tottenham have managed eight straight league victories since 1960.

“It was a very tough game and we fought well, the whole team, the subs as well,” Eriksen added.

“We’re on a good run, we have a lot of confidence and we’re giving it our all.”

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