Christian Eriksen not among the 21 players to take to the pitch against Juventus

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It has been a strange summer for Christian Eriksen, as the Great Dane revealed that he wanted to leave Spurs last month in search of a new challenge and a step up (Ekstra Bladet).

However, fast forward to a few weeks before the new Premier League season starts and Eriksen is still a Tottenham player, even included in the pre-season tour squad.

Pochettino revealed earlier this week that Eriksen was given the choice, stay at home and train in London or come on the tour of Asia; the player chose the latter (Sun).

Despite being part of the matchday squad for the first pre-season match against Juventus, Eriksen was not one of the 21 players used by Poch in the 3-2 win.

While Pochettino did tell the press that Eriksen had been training alone to recover from minor surgery earlier this week (Sun), it seems strange that he was named on the bench but given no minutes at all.

Could the Dane still be on the way out? Or is it all really down to an injury?

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