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Eriksen: I felt for Tottenham teammate Janssen…

Christian Eriksen has revealed that he felt sorry for Vincent Janssen in Wednesday night's EFL Cup triumph over Gillingham.

The Dutch striker was making his seventh appearance for Tottenham Hotspur having arrived from AZ Alkmaar for £17million in the summer.

Janssen was yet to register his first goal for the North London club, despite coming close on a number of occasions, so when a penalty was awarded in the second half, regular taker Eriksen forewent his duties for the good of his teammate.

"I did think about taking it but I think I saw on Vincent's face and his body language that he really wanted it and you can feel for a striker," said Eriksen, who was on a hat-trick.

"And it is not as important for me with two or three goals. I was happy for him also and he did say thank you also, so it was a good one.

"He had a lot of shots in the first half and I think normally he would score. I think if you give him a penalty there is no better chance for a striker to score an easy goal."

Andrew Slevison
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