A considerable number of the Tottenham Hotspur first team are currently on international duty with their respective nations.
One player who has attracted many a headline over the summer is Christian Eriksen, the Dane revealed after the Champions League final that he wanted to leave Spurs in order to pursue a new challenge (Ekstra Bladet).
The 27-year-old is currently within the last twelve months of his contract in North London and will be in a position to agree a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs from January and walk away as a free agent next summer.
Eriksen scored two penalties and provided a further assist in Denmark’s 4-0 win against Gibraltar last week, but was unable to come up with the goods in yesterday’s trip to Georgia.
Denmark were held to a surprise 0-0 draw which has seen them fall two points behind Group D leaders Ireland and could drop down to third if Switzerland win their game in hand.
After the match, Eriksen was left to blame himself for the dropped points.
“There’s pressure on me because I have the position that I have and I have become the player I am,” he told TV2.
“It’s about being important with an assist or goal and being able to decide matches. It has happened on many other matches, but unfortunately it did not happen this time.”
Eriksen has struggled with consistent form since the second half of last season; Spurs fans will be hoping that he can get back to his best for Saturday’s visit of Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Whether Mauricio Pochettino will hand him a successive start for the first time this season remains to be seen.
Have something to tell us about this article?