Something about this assist is iconic.
Maybe not the best, if they were all to be ranked
But the touch, the turn, the lay-off…
And that boyish smile from Eriksen—soccer joy, in a moment.
Before Alli and Eriksen ever got into the play, check out the run from Sissoko.
Looks like the running of the bulls out there—a whole team of defenders retreating Sissoko-adjacent, wanting nothing to do with him.
And then, right when they do, he lays it off.
Dele Alli hanging in the open space above the penalty spot, taking the ball in with the inside of his right foot as he pirouettes around with his back to the goal, the play developing around him.
Then, without looking up at all, the masterful pass to Eriksen.
To dare is to do. Brilliant from Spurs, absolutely brilliant. What a move, and goal. Breath-taking. Aurier in from the right, Sissoko’s storming run, Alli cleverly laid the ball across, and there was Eriksen ramming the ball into the net. Fabulous goal. #TOTINT
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) November 28, 2018
The game was at Wembley Stadium, so big has Tottenham gotten in recent years.
A must-win game, that they held onto 1-0 for the finish.
Tied with Inter Milan now at 7 points in Group B, behind a Barcelona team neither can catch.
And with one final game left in the group stage.
Runner up spot in Group B: Spurs need to go to Nou Camp and getter a better result vs Barca than Inter get vs Eindhoven. Tough task but one thing working in Tottenham favor is that Barca wrapped up Group already. Guess one thing working for Inter is PSV are already eliminated.
— Andrew Smith (@DrewsView) November 28, 2018
Whatever they do—win, lose or draw…
Give us another assist like this.
Because, you know, that was epic.