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Tottenham fans find themselves agreeing with Alan Pardew on Twitter

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Tottenham fans find themselves agreeing with Alan Pardew on Twitter

Alan Pardew believes Mauricio Pochettino should have made an example out of Christian Eriksen’s poor performance against Everton by hauling him off earlier in the match – and Spurs fans have found themselves agreeing with Pardew.

Eriksen, 27, is expected to leave the north London club sooner rather than later as his contract expires at the end of the season. It remains to be seen if he will leave in January for a fee, or for nothing next summer.

The Danish playmaker has struggled to perform this season, and against Everton he was seemingly uninterested. The former Ajax man gave the ball way repeatedly – especially in the first half – and refused to close down as much as Lucas Moura.

Without making any kind of impact, Eriksen was finally withdrawn deep into the 12 minutes of injury time and replaced by Ryan Sessegnon in what was the summer signing’s debut for Tottenham since joining for Fulham on deadline day.

Pardew told BeIN Sports: “Knowing that his contracts ends at the end of the season, sometimes you do need to make a statement as a manager. Today should have been a statement to say ‘come off, I’m not accepting that [poor performance]’.”

Eriksen has now started both the matches against Liverpool and Everton, despite many supporters of the belief that Eriksen should be nowhere near the starting eleven – or indeed the matchday squad at Spurs.

Tottenham fans reacted on Twitter to Pardew’s comments, and many are in shock that they are in complete agreement with the out-of-work, former West Ham United manager.


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