Christian Eriksen has told Danish outlet BT that he does not believe his lack of form for Tottenham Hotspur – and indeed his time on the Spurs bench – has nothing to do with his current contract situation, which expires next summer.
Eriksen, 27, was loved by Tottenham fans prior to the 2019-20 campaign with many hopeful he would sign a new deal. However, in the summer, the former Ajax man claimed he would like to try a new challenge. He did not get a move.
Chairman Daniel Levy may have to cash in on Eriksen in January if he wants to receive a fee for his services. But it remains to be seen if Eriksen has any admirers, with Real Madrid only loosely linked with the playmaker in the summer.
Asked about his reduced game time and lack of form of late, Eriksen told BT that he believes that he is going through a phase where he is making the wrong decisions – but does not believe there is a connection between his contract and lack of form.
“I feel 100 percent that Tottenham has complete confidence in me. There is not that big difference, except that I play a little less this year,” Eriksen said. “I don’t feel there is a connection between my contract and that I haven’t played as many matches.
“I’ve been in the right situations, I just haven’t made the right decisions. It’s a bit about the lack of sharpness. That’s something I have to work with.”
TBR’s view – Should Eriksen cash in in January, or leave Spurs for free?
Levy is renowned for his control over the Tottenham coffers and he will surely be of the opinion that Spurs need to rake in some money for Eriksen in January – especially, given he is struggling to produce anything anywhere near his best form.
His form may not be related to his contract situation, but his lack of effort is. Eriksen is not offering any high press as he used to, while the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min continue to put a shift in.
Spurs need to offload Eriksen in January.