Video: Pundit claims Poch should have made an example of player against Everton

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Former Newcastle United and Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has called upon Mauricio Pochettino to make a statement with Christian Eriksen.

The 27-year-old was once again disappointing during the 1-1 draw against Everton and had little impact on the game.

Eriksen continues to be selected by Pochettino despite wanting to leave the club and his contract set to expire in the summer (Ekstra Bladet).

The Dane was only brought off by the Spurs boss in injury time despite having been one of the worst players on the field throughout the match.

Pardew appeared as a pundit for beIN Sports and believes that Eriksen’s display against Everton is a prime example of why he should have been brought off earlier to make a point of how poorly the playmaker had performed.


After revealing in the summer that he wanted to leave North London and mentioned Real Madrid as a club which he would be interested in speaking to, based on his displays during the current campaign he is light years away from a move to the Spanish giants.

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  1. It’s high time Pochettino woke up and smelt the coffee. A motivated and enthusiastic Eriksen would be of great benefit to the team at the moment. But motivated and enthusiastic he ain’t and never will be again in a Tottenham shirt. It’s a complete and utter waste of time persevering with him and it’s adding the the current problems on the field. We are ‘carrying’ too many people at the moment and it’s a recipe for the bottom half of the table. He should warm the bench until January and if he chooses not to go then he should continue to warm it until the summer! He may well find his recent attitude has put off most of his favoured choice of clubs and, quite frankly, who can blame them.

  2. Have been saying this for ages. Players who aren’t playing must be wondering what is Poch doing. This also opens up similar attitude for players to run down their contracts and act likewise.
    Poch is not in control of the situation. He needs something exceptional, this could back fire ?. It would be very hard game on Saturday. Eriksen should not even make the bench. Pardew is spot on…


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