Chris Sutton has suggested that Christian Eriksen is being made out to be a scapegoat for Tottenham Hotspur’s poor start to the season.
A 2-1 defeat at Liverpool saw Spurs drop into the bottom half of the Premier League table after ten matches and are already a staggering sixteen points behind Sunday’s opponents.
The North London side have also suffered defeats where ‘on paper’ they would be expected to get a result, Newcastle, Brighton, Watford and Colchester United all spring to mind.
Eriksen, who is out of contract at the end of the season made his intentions clear during the summer when he revealed that he wanted to leave the club to seek a new challenge whilst inviting interest from Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).
While the Dane has found himself in and out of the Spurs side, Sutton believes that Dele Alli has been struggling with form since last season and also highlighted how poor right-back Serge Aurier has performed.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live (28/10/19 at 7:45 pm), Sutton said: “Is he not being the scapegoat in all of this though, Eriksen?”
“Singled out when there are clearly other players, the likes of Aurier [who have been poor also].
“I don’t think he has been as bad as you [Ian Wright was critical of Eriksen] are making out. He’s had a lot to deal with but I don’t think he’s the biggest problem at Spurs by any stretch.
“Why aren’t we talking about Dele Alli? He has been far worse than Eriksen. He [Alli] was struggling last season. I don’t see Eriksen struggling last season.”
Eriksen is under the spotlight following his summer revelation but Sutton has failed to mention that the playmaker was in poor form towards the end of last season.
It seems it’s only a matter of time before Eriksen departs the club; whether in January or at the end of the campaign.
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