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Eriksen: Champions League glory would transform Spurs

Christian Eriksen topped the Premier League midfield charts
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Christian Eriksen reckons Champions League glory would change the way people view Tottenham ahead of Saturday’s final against Liverpool.

Eriksen and his Spurs team-mates will head out to Madrid this weekend hoping to seal the club a first-ever Champions League title.

It’s been a long and difficult road to the Spanish capital for Mauricio Pochettino’s men after narrowly progressing from a tricky Group B that consisted of Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven.

Following a comfortable last-16 victory over German giants Borussia Dortmund, Spurs were handed a daunting test against Premier League champions Manchester City in the quarter-finals.

Despite losing the return leg 4-3 at the Etihad Stadium, the north Londoners held on for a 4-4 aggregate draw and progressed to the last four.

But hopes of reaching their first Champions League final took a blow after falling 3-0 down on aggregate in the first half of their return fixture at Ajax.

Yet, Brazilian forward Lucas Moura fired home a second-half treble to mount an unexpected comeback to book a spot in the final on away goals after finishing 3-3 on aggregate in Amsterdam.

Just two months after moving into the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Spurs now have the chance to write a new glorious chapter in their history.

“If you look from a historical point of view where Tottenham have been before, how many trophies they won before, it’s new,” said playmaker Eriksen, according to Sky Sports.

“It’s something that would change the club, how people look at the club.

“It would change how people think about us players at Spurs – that we’re not going to ‘do a Spurs’ or whatever they call it.

“It’s something as a player you go for the moment and hope it falls our way.”

The 2019 Champions League final between Spurs and Liverpool will begin at 21:00 (CET) on Saturday.

Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: Second Leg
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MAY 08: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena on May 08, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images )