Christian Eriksen Branded 'Disrespectful' For His Salty Post-Match Interview
Christian Eriksen's post-match interview following Tottenham's defeat to Ajax didn't go down too well on social media.
The Danish midfielder, who played for Ajax between 2010 and 2013, belittled Ajax's performance on Tuesday night by saying Spurs "made them look a lot better than they are."
"We were under-par, we didn't play our best at all," he said following his side's 1-0 lost to Ajax.
"We made them look a lot better than they are."
Christian Eriksen reflects on a disappointing night for Spurs...
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- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 30, 2019
Eriksen bemoaned Spurs' showing in the opening stages before playing down the Dutch visitors.
"In the first 20 minutes, we were ball-watchers. We need to change it up a lot for the next game," he added.
"We made them look a lot better than they are. Of course they're a good side but I think we helped them on their way to give them the feeling that they can control things, which was our fault.
"At the start, the system didn't matter. The change gave us a different way to press, to play more direct. But we were still far from where we know we can be.
"No one wanted to play the first half we did. Everyone knew we didn't compete. We still lost, but we were better in the second half.
"Second half was different, we played more direct and we hurt them a lot more, but we needed the last touch."
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Strong words from Eriksen who was branded 'salty' and 'disrespectful' by football fans on social media.
They've drawn twice with Bayern, beat Juve, Madrid and now spurs at home, stop being so disrespectful
- James (@Stansfield__) April 30, 2019
They are a lot better than you are
- S (@Sat73745541) April 30, 2019
bit disrespectful, they've been amazing all season and all competition..
- will ;/ :beginner: (@WiIlUnited) April 30, 2019
First half Ajax showed Spurs how much better they are. You got lucky to come away with only 0-1!
- Belgium 12 points (@12Belgium) April 30, 2019
Ajax team talk sorted
- Bill_Labance LFC (@Bill_Labance) April 30, 2019
Sour. Give them the credit they deserve
- Labile (@Pogballers) April 30, 2019
Ajax played some beautiful, free-flowing football in the first-half and they head into the second-leg with an away goal following Donny van de Beek's strike in the 14th minute.
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