Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen scored the third goal against Bournemouth Getty

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Bhristian Eriksen is glad to get back on the scoresheet against Bournemouth after going for a month without scoring. The Dane scored his last goal in February against Manchester City which turned out to be the winner and helped the north London club keep pace with Leicester City.

The Denmark international scored the third goal against Eddie Howe's men after a masterclass by Harry Kane in the first half, scoring two goals in the opening 15 minutes that put the game beyond the newly promoted side. The strike took Kane's total goals to 21 for the season, more than any other player in the Premier League taking Spurs closer to their first title triumph since 1961.

Eriksen believes that the comfortable victory over Bournemouth will give them the confidence to go on a run after the international break where they have a few tough games lined up. Tottenham travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool next, followed by games against Manchester United and Stoke City, which could make or break their campaign. This was Spurs' second win in back-to-back games in the league, having beaten Aston Villa last weekend with consummate ease.

It's good to respond after Thursday – we know that in the Premier League we have different opponents with a different style of play but, for sure, it's good to be back on track," Eriksen told Tottenham's official website.

"It's been a while since I scored, it hasn't been since City of course, and although it wasn't as important this time because we were leading we still didn't concede and I think we did a good job.

"Obviously it means a lot because we're keeping a bit of pressure on Leicester and they don't have the feeling that they are so far ahead of us. It's a big difference between eight points and five points and we've kept it at five – hopefully the gap will be even smaller next time. This game has given us confidence for the next few matches and it's great to have three more points in the bag before we play at Anfield," he added.