Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen believes that his team are Premier League title contenders.

The White Hart Lane residents are fifth in the table, one point off bitter North London rivals Arsenal and 10 behind pace-setters Chelsea.

Spurs were the only unbeaten team in the league until their trip to Stamford Bridge where the Blues edged them out 2-1.

Despite this defeat, the 24-year-old feels that they can still challenge for the league crown.

“Yes, 100 per cent, for sure,” he told Sky Sports.

“If you watch the first 44-and-a-half minutes of the game at Chelsea, I think we did very, very well. We showed we can compete with them.

“It’s not like you can say ‘Oh they are much better’. Yes, they are doing really well and have not lost for 11 games and are on a really good run.”

Eriksen has had a bit of revival himself lately, netting four times in his last five appearances for Spurs in all competitions, taking his tally to 10 goals in 27 outings so far this season.

“It’s funny how football goes,” he said.

“The season started and I did well and after a few games people turned and said ‘Oh it’s bad’ and now people say ‘It’s the best season ever’.

“When the team is playing well then I am playing well. I am feeling very confident in the stuff we are doing and it’s always good to help the team with some goals.

“The style we have and the manner we are playing in has become better so I think we are on the right path definitely.”

Tottenham are on a good run of form at the moment having won three of their last four league matches.

They face a trip to Southampton on 28 December and travel to Watford on New Years Day as they continue their quest for the title.


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