Mauricio Pochettino distances himself from Christian Eriksen’s future at Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Christian Eriksen was back in action for Tottenham Hotspur this evening against a club which certainly holds a particular interest to him.

The Dane spoke to the media shortly after the club’s defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League final where he revealed his desire to leave North London for a new challenge whilst also inviting interest from Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).

Eriksen played the first 45 minutes of the 1-0 win at the Allianz Arena which was the most game time he has had during pre-season after only playing 28 minutes of the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in Shanghai.

After the Audi Cup victory, which will see Spurs take on hosts Bayern Munich in the final tomorrow evening manager Mauricio Pochettino was asked for his view on the Eriksen to Madrid rumours by the Spanish media and once again insisted that the 27-year-old’s future is not in his hands.

Pochettino told AS: “I need to repeat what I said to English journalists the previous days: I just train him, I try to get the best of him. These things, whether they happen or not, if we sell or renew someone, are in the hands of the club. At this time I’m training the team to get the best possible way.”

Eriksen has under twelve months left to run on his existing deal at Tottenham and the club currently risk him being able to walk away on a free transfer at the end of the upcoming season.

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