Eriksen: I’ll stay at Spurs if we fail in Champions League hopes

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Dom Le Roy

While there is increasing doubt of whether Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen will be Tottenham players next season, Christian Eriksen has insisted that he sees his future at the Lane.

Should we fail to qualify for the Champions League there’s speculation that Lloris and Vertonghen could move on to play in Europe’s top club competition, but it is fantastic to see Eriksen focus on trying to achieve the target with Tottenham.

The Dane missed our 1-0 win against Cardiff City last weekend, but is expected to return to Tim Sherwood’s starting line-up for the tough test at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

“I don’t know how other guys are thinking, but I’m happy where I am, and hopefully we’ll get to the Champions League anyway,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think it is important for the club, and the calibre of player that could come, or stay. I think everybody wants to go to the Champions League.

“I’ve tried it before at Ajax, and you see everything is bigger, the atmosphere, the TV rights, the people watching.

“The Europa League is great, but the Champions League is what everybody wants, it’s the best place to play.”

When asked about the trip to Chelsea tomorrow, he said: “A win would show everyone that we are top-four contenders, it would show we are still in the race, that’s what we want.

“If we want to get to the top four we have to win these games, and that’s what we’ll try to do. If we win again it’s so close that anything can still happen.

“Everybody still has the focus to push towards the Champions League, and hopefully we’ll get there. I hope we’ve got momentum now, you only gain confidence from winning.

“All that matters at this stage is the points, it doesn’t matter how you win, we saw that against Cardiff. It wasn’t pretty, but we won.

“But we still do also know we have to play better to beat Chelsea, or Arsenal, we know that.”

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  1. That's why this man is a Spur through and through, and why we are delighted you are with us. Not only has he the talent but the ethos and integrity that we want to see in our team. Not for the first time, welcome to our team, long May you be part of ot.

  2. how nice to hear such refreshing dialogue from a young player , if we dont succeed getting to cl he wants to stay and try again next season. this young man is a great model for other youngsters bearing in mind he turned down barca mc and chose ajax on less cash in his teens , stating that improving his skills and learning the game is more important than big money moves . long may he stay at our beloved club he will become a tottenham legend and whoever is our manager has to build our team around this lad he really has it all coys

  3. Why join Spurs, in the First place.
    Eriksen has LOUD n CLEAR, shown a very CLEAR message, that Spurs is not a bad team. It is a team, not rich with the Oil riches of the sheikhs or Russian oil owners.
    The PERSONAL Rewards are so much more richer, than you win with the riches that soley money can buy.
    When the PSG's, or Bayern Munich's, or Man City's, or Chelsey's wins, the world knows, it was , with wealth.
    When th Swansea's, or Dortmund's or smaller teams wins, it IS SOO SWEET.


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