As we enter the final three months of the season, Christian Eriksen feels Tottenham have perfectly timed their return to form.
Spurs suffered a disappointing end to 2016 with three key league defeats – to Arsenal, Leicester and Man City – ending their title bid and seeing them drop out of the top four.
But since then they have gone 14 games unbeaten in all competitions, as they head into a crucial time of the campaign with the games coming thick and fast, battling on three fronts.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men are facing four games in 11 days, starting with Sunday’s London derby against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
They then play League One Rochdale in their FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley, before a Premier League game at home to Huddersfield and then the second leg of their Champions League clash with Juventus.
With the possibility of two trophies and a race to finish in the top four, Eriksen is well aware how big the next few weeks could prove to be for Spurs’ season.
Speaking to Tottenham’s club website, the Danish international said: “I don’t know what it is about this time of year but it’s probably all about how we train – we work hard, especially in pre-season and we really pick up this time of year.”
Eriksen added: “All I know is the team feels very confident and we’re going in the right direction.”
The playmaker feels the seven-point haul from games against Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal has given the squad “a lot of confidence” for the remainder of the season.
Pochettino’s squad only have to face two of the current top four in the run-in, with a trip to Chelsea on April 1 and a home clash with Man City on April 14.