In Focus: Christian Eriksen and why he is going missing in key games

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Dom Le Roy

There were a few good performances to highlight today, for instance, Danny Rose, Moussa Sissoko and Hugo Lloris for that penalty save, but instead, I have to point my finger at Christian Eriksen.

The great Dane has gone missing for three straight games now in the losses to Burnley and Chelsea, as well as today in the draw versus Arsenal.

A player who is usually so consistent and impactful on games, Tottenham lose a huge asset in attack and ball retention when Eriksen is not on his game.

This is far more noticeable with the absence of Harry Winks, Dele Alli, and Mousa Dembele since his transfer, and it has left Eriksen as the sole creative central midfielder.

Wanyama and Sissoko offer you drive and power, but they probably won’t pick out a hidden through ball between the lines or a delicate chip in behind.

No player should continually be picked if they are playing below par week in week out, and perhaps this should be a chance to try out Erik Lamela or Lucas Moura in that position.

Who knows why Eriksen is struggling to perform. Perhaps his eyes are already on a summer move, but whatever the reason, something needs to change.

Too often today he ducked out of challenges, gave the ball away, and let Arsenal players ghost past him.

What do you think? Should Poch give someone else a game?

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  1. He’s on his way out in the summer. Clearly doesn’t want to get injured either. Such a shame but it shows how we lack a midfield gamechanger.

  2. He doesn’t give a toss if we get top 4 or not. He knows he’s away. Should be dropped as he’s offering us nothing. An embarrassment in a Spurs shirt.

  3. That’s right he has his eye on the Madrid move as you say if he goes for 100mil he will get a 10% so he dosnt want to get injured Potch should know this and now drop him he is useless since the speculation


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