Christian Eriksen determined to add trophy to Totttenham CV - 'There is no party for second place'

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Christian Eriksen says Tottenham's players are determined not to settle for second best after maturing during Mauricio Pochettino's tenure.

Spurs face Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday evening and are just one step away from their first appearance in the final of the competition since 1991.

The north Londoners have lifted the trophy on eight occasions in their history but Eriksen is yet to secure a major honour during his spell at White Hart Lane.

And the Denmark international is adamant he wants to look back on his career and see silverware rather than runners' up medals.

"The players, the fans and everyone at the club all want a trophy," he told the FA's official website.

“I want to look back at my CV when I finish playing and see that I won a trophy with Spurs because that’s what the game is all about.

“There’s no party for second place. We want to win things.”

Spurs are on the brink of coming of age under Pochettino, who has been cited as a key influence behind the club's rise.

The Argentine has installed a sturdy mentality in his players and Eriksen is convinced success is around the corner due to the unity in Spurs' camp.

"Our mentality has changed, everyone is confident and secure in their minds about what they need to do on the pitch," the midfielder added.

“In my first season at Spurs, in some of the big games we would concede a goal and then lose heavily, but that doesn’t happen anymore.

“The spirit in the squad is so strong, we all trust each other and will fight for each other because we all want to achieve success here."

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