Christian Eriksen has admitted Tottenham “could have done better” against PSV on Wednesday night.
Spurs surrendered a lead late on in Eindhoven to draw 2-2 with the Dutch champions, making the task of qualifying for the Champions League knockout rounds hugely difficult.
The Londoners have taken just one point from their opening three group games having suffered defeats to Inter Milan and Barcelona.
Eriksen played a central role on Wednesday. The Dane was involved in the build-up to the first goal, scored by Lucas Moura, and also provided the cross for Harry Kane’s header.
But he also gave the ball away before Hugo Lloris’s was sent off for a late challenge, the incident that ended up handing the impetus to PSV before their late equaliser.
And Eriksen knows Tottenham should have won on the night.
“If you watch the game we should have won, there is no other conclusion,” he told the club’s official website. “We should have finished the game off.
“We didn’t do that and PSV had the chance to come back. I gave a bad pass away, Hugo was sent off but again, if we finish the game off, we don’t have that at the end. We could have done better.
“We’ve played half of the games now and we have one point. Of course, it’s not what we wanted.
“Again, we have to be professional and we have to win the next three games to have a chance of progressing. We know it will be difficult but if we play like we did today, I think we’ll win a lot of games.”
Eriksen was making his first start since last month after struggling with an abdomen injury that saw him miss games for Denmark in the recent international break.
Despite his error in Holland, the 26-year-old is a shoo-in to start against Manchester City on Monday night.