Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen has not endured a brilliant start to the season, which was highlighted by his European performance on Wednesday night.
The attacking midfielder played 90 minutes for Spurs during a 2-2 away draw against Greek side Olympiacos in a Champions League group stage fixture.
He was unable to provide a serious threat going forward, while he was sloppy in possession and looked out of character.
Eriksen has been struggling to find his best form this season, with just one goal and no assists in six games across all competitions so far.
The 27-year-old has come under-fire from several pundits for his recent display, but he is a regular in Mauricio Pochettino’s XI and is trying to play his way into form.
Argentinian boss Pochettino insists that he’s not worried by the dip from the Denmark international and is still pleased with his efforts.
“I am happy with the performance [against Olympiacos]. Maybe yesterday wasn’t his best game like the team. The collective performance wasn’t the best from us. I am happy with the commitment of Christian, he run a lot and was very committed with the team, the effort but I think I am not concerned about him,” Pochettino said in his press conference, as cited by Football.London.
Eriksen usually sets such high standards when on the pitch for Spurs, but there has definitely been a drop off and he was sloppy against Olympiacos.
The playmaker can be the main creative threat when he’s pulling the strings and supplying the likes of Harry Kane.
But it’s been a slow start to the new campaign and he needs a wake-up call from his manager to get back to doing what he does best.
He was directly involved in 27 goals across all competitions last season and this weekend’s trip to Leicester City would be a good time to show up.