Poch speaks openly Eriksen contract saga

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Mauricio Pochettino believes lengthy contract negotiations may have affected Christian Eriksen’s form and is glad that a new deal has now be signed.

Tottenham announced earlier this week that the Danish international had penned a new deal until 2020 said to be worth £70,000-a-week after weeks of speculation claiming that he was demanding a deal of around £150,000-a-week which is way above our wage structure.

For those who have watched our opening matches, there has been no doubt that Eriksen has started the season in sluggish fashion.  Whether that is purely down to the lengthy contract talks remains to be seen – starting with Stoke on Saturday.

We need him to get back to the form he showed last season, we all remember his winner at Manchester City I’m sure.  When we haven’t got a playmaker on form, you can spot it from a mile off.

“It is important for him and for us,” he said on Eriksen’s new contract.

“It stops the rumours and he can be focused on playing football only. That is the last time that we talk about Eriksen’s contract, there were some rumours. It is good for him and the club and we are all happy.

“To be honest, we were always behind him, trying to help, but subconsciously maybe speculation can affect you when you’re in process to negotiate your future.”

“Sometimes it is difficult but we trust Christian Eriksen, he is happy to stay and there is no doubt he will improve his performance in the future,” he added.

“If the club give him a better contract, it’s because he deserves it. It’s not about money, the performance. It’s only about being focused in training, improve fitness, quality, relationship with team-mates on pitch, but I have no doubt about Christian Eriksen’s quality, skills.

“The younger and more experienced players have ups and downs during 10 months of the season, and during their careers.

“We want and we expect top performances in every game – to play well, score goals – and that is difficult. But no doubt about Christian he is very important player for us, as he was for a few years.”

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  1. I hope you post this reply , there’s no way Eriksens worth £150,000 a week so let’s hope he not getting that kind of money. He’s forms been less than average lately and if that’s down to him wanting a better contract, we should out him! Especially after the way he & the rest of the team humiliated us at Newcastle. how many spurs fans would get a improved contract by their employer if they performed like that ?Teddy Sheringham played the same game with his apparent injury to get a better deal before going to man utd! Not good enough ! Ihappen to love my Club. COYS

  2. Fickle? I do not think about wages when we are scoring goals and winning so why should I when things are not going so well? That's why we have a manager. It's his job to get the best out of the players and it's the players job to respond. Either way Eriksen and the manager will sort it. One way or the other the trick is to keep a well drilled and motivated group of players enthused enough to give their all every game and jettison the players who don't. I don't think Eriksen is in any real danger of the later but he came close and should be on the manager's radar. In the past reputations have been used for team selection but our squad is big enough now to make everyone edgy before a team sheet is pinned up.

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