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Eriksen strikes again to send Spurs to Wembley

Running out of time and ideas?

Well, then it helps to have Christian Eriksen in your team.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has told his teammates to “just give me the ball” after continuing his run of crucial last-gasp goals with a late winner against Sheffield United.

The Denmark playmaker, 22, struck twice in the League Cup semi-final second leg at Bramall Lane on Thursday morning (Singapore time) to give Spurs a 3-2 aggregate victory that sent them into the March 1 final against Chelsea.

His second goal came in the 88th minute, meaning he has now scored decisive goals in the last three minutes of a match four times in his last 16 appearances.

'Give me the ball'

“The second goal came at a crucial time, but after 88 minutes, just give me the ball,” he said.

“I didn’t think it was slipping away, but I was thinking about extra time.”

Eriksen has been one of Spurs’ top players this season.

He has scored late Premier League winners against Hull City, Swansea City and Sunderland since November, and his goal against Sheffield United prevented the tie from going to extra time.

- AFP

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