Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has suggested that failure to win a trophy does not mean that a team has had a bad season.
Spurs have been criticised for not being able to win anything despite consistently playing at a high level during Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.
However, Eriksen has said that he finds the obsession with trophies a little bit strange. Speaking to Football.London, the Dane said: ” It’s a strange thing now in football that people just look at trophies at to whether you’ve had a good or a bad season. You can still have a good season without a trophy.”
Tottenham beat Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi final on Tuesday giving themselves a great chance of progressing to the final and Eriksen said the players will aim to do everything to make the most of the opportunity to end their trophy drought.
He added: “Of course we want to do everything to achieve a trophy and the shortest way for us at the moment is to win the [Carabao Cup] semi-final and go all the way from there. Everyone wants to win silverware, that’s what you aim for as a player.”
Eriksen’s future has been subject to speculation recently with rumours doing the rounds that the Dane isn’t too keen on extending his stay at Spurs and exploring the prospect of making a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.
However, Eriksen talked about how much he enjoys playing for this team. Speaking about how quickly he has got into his groove after returning from injury, he said: “It was easy to get back into the groove as the team were on a really good run, so it helps when you come back from injury if the team are doing well because it’s easier to slot back in.”
“Nothing has changed for me. I want to be able to help with the distribution and try to do everything I can for the team in every game I play.”
“If I’m popping up to score a goal, I’m lucky that I am in the right place at the right time and taking the chances, which is always a good outcome. I want to help the team in any way I can and at the moment it’s going very well.”
“I try to control the games, keep possession and try to always create something. I want to have the ball as much as possible and the more you have it, the more you can control things so, of course, in that way I try to do what I can to influence the game.”
“I just think it is something that I was lucky to be born with it!”
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