Christian Eriksen has admitted that he is experiencing the toughest moment of his career at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Dane has been at the North London club since arriving from Ajax in an £11.5million deal back in 2013 (BBC).
Just days after Tottenham’s Champions League final defeat to Liverpool at the start of June, he revealed that he wanted to leave the club to seek a new challenge whilst inviting interest from Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).
The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has struggled to perform consistently over the past six months.
Going into the international break, Tottenham find themselves in ninth place in the Premier League table and are already thirteen points behind leaders Liverpool.
Eriksen has claimed that there is a higher level expectation on the shoulders of the players compared to when Mauricio Pochettino took over whilst also admitting that they are struggling to finish off the opposition when ahead in matches.
“It’s definitely my hardest time right now at Tottenham,’ Eriksen told Ekstra Bladet.
“The first year when I came was probably a bit up and down, but since Pochettino came in 2014 it has been a success story. Expectations for us are at a completely different level now. We have to win every time and it’s the same feeling we have as players as well.
“We as players must try to keep all the negative things completely out. But the reason for our results is actually hard to answer. We can’t close the matches, even though we are ahead. But we have also been unlucky.”
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