Pochettino has his say on Eriksen’s performance against Olympiacos

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has leapt to the defence of Christian Eriksen following his performance against Olympiacos.

The midfielder’s display in Athens was well below his usual standards with an average passing accuracy of 78.33% whilst also losing the ball in possession on a staggering 22 occasions (Squawka).

Eriksen revealed at the end of last season that he wanted to leave Tottenham in order to seek a new challenge whilst inviting interest from Real Madrid, only for a deal to fail to materialise (Ekstra Bladet).

The Spurs boss has left Eriksen out of his starting line up on two occasions this season for the Premier League opener against Aston Villa, along with the visit of Newcastle United.

With the 27-year-old out of contract next summer, his future remains uncertain and despite the ongoing situation, Pochettino backed the playmaker at today’s pre-Leicester City press conference at Hotspur Way.

When asked about Eriksen’s performance, Pochettino said: “No I am happy with his performance,”

“Maybe yesterday wasn’t his best game, like the team, I think the quality of the performance wasn’t the best from us, but I am happy with the commitment of Christian. He ran a lot.”

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  1. He wasn’t likely to pan him in public was he. Not only is Eriksen missing from big games, he’s now not turning up for any games. His free kicks have been pants for a couple of seasons now and I honestly can’t remember the last time he scored one direct. Every time we made a sub midweek I couldn’t believe his number wasn’t held up. The sooner Lo Celso is up to speed the better. Eriksen will be off as soon as a major European power comes in so we need to preempt that and get Lo Celso involved asap.


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