Mauricio Pochettino was once again asked about Christian Eriksen’s future at Tottenham Hotspur following the win against Leicester City.
Eriksen was once again instrumental in the Spurs victory, having set up Davinson Sanchez’s opener with a pinpoint cross and scored the crucial second goal with a right-footed strike from outside the box.
The Dane has scored 20 Premier League goals from outside the box – more than any other player since his debut in September 2013.
With just seventeen months to run on his contract in North London, Eriksen is set to agree a contract extension which has led to him being linked with a move away from the club on an increasing basis over the past few weeks.
Real Madrid are the club who are dominating the column inches with their reported interest in the 26-year-old playmaker (Express).
Talks are said to have been ongoing between Eriksen’s representatives and the club for over a year, but no progress has been made.
Pochettino was questioned about Eriksen by the press following the 3-1 win and was quick to answer back when a reporter suggested that Christian Eriksen stepped up again when you needed him, with all the contract talk.
The Spurs boss told Football.London: “I am there for him too yes? It works in both directions.”
When pushed further about how important the Dane is to the club’s long-term future, he added: “We’ve spoken a lot about that, now we need to keep going, for him to continue performing in his best and of course I told you before he’s such an important player for us. We’ll see what happens. I think I’ve used a few metaphors in the past about Christian, remember related with my family and my dog. He needs to feel freedom to take his decisions. I think keeping going, so happy with him and we’ll see what happens in the end.”
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