Chris Waddle believes Christian Eriksen lacks key aspect to play for a European giant

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Chris Waddle has criticised Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen’s future in North London remains uncertain after the playmaker revealed in the summer that he was ready for a new challenge whilst having an eye on a move to Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).

Waddle described Eriksen as a good player but believes that he lacks the ability to be able to dictate big matches to the expectations of the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Barcelona.

Instead, Waddle feels that with the European giants currently not yet to wrap up a deal for the Dane, he should instead commit his future to Tottenham by signing a new contract and help the club to end their eleven year wait for silverware.

Spurs are in the awkward situation of the 27-year-old being in the last year of his contract with the Champions League finalists and could become a free agent next summer.

Waddle told The Mirror:  Eriksen walked around as if he wasn’t interested against Manchester City. He believes that he is good enough to go to a Real Madrid or a Barcelona .

“Fair enough if a club like that shows an interest, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. After that, what’s the point of leaving Spurs to go to, say, a Sevilla or a similar European club?.

“He’s a good player, but not someone who is capable of dictating a game at Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich . I can see why the Spurs fans like him, but he is not someone who grasps the big games.

“He stands out against the likes of Aston Villa , changing the game when he came on as a substitute. Hopefully, once the European window closes, he can focus on Spurs.

“And if the big clubs continue to ignore him, then take the new contract offer from Spurs, which is a good one, and help the club win something.”

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