Tottenham supporters have been pretty downbeat in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their team’s 100% start to the new Premier League season come to an end on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their trip to fellow high-flyers Watford having won each of their opening three league games, getting past Newcastle United, Fulham, and Manchester United to make a very fast start to the campaign. And in taking the lead at Vicarage Road courtesy of an Abdoulaye Doucoure own goal, the North Londoners looked on course to continue their 100% start, only for Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart to both head home to seal all three points for Javi Gracia’s side.
As such, there have been many disappointed Tottenham fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom have taken to Twitter to express their frustration with attacker Christian Eriksen, with some even calling for the Denmark international to lose his place in the team.
And while some may deem that an overreaction to one poor result out of four to start the season, Eriksen hasn’t made the best of starts to the campaign, and as such those supporters are absolutely right to call for him to be dropped.
The 26-year-old has played every minute of Spurs’ four Premier League games so far and in that time has just one assist to show for his efforts, which came in their excellent 3-0 win at United last week.
But for a player of his calibre, it is somewhat surprising that he hasn’t added more direct contributions to his tally so far this term, what with the Danish star having scored 56 goals and laid on 70 assists in 230 games for Tottenham during his career, equating to a contribution every 149 minutes.
But Eriksen has so far this term been quite anonymous and simply hasn’t had the desired effect regularly enough in Pochettino’s side, with the 26-year-old failing to really get into matches and provide the spark he so often does to help Spurs in the final third of the pitch – some have even bemoaned his application so far this term.
Thus, it may be beneficial for the attacker were Pochettino to take him out of the starting eleven next time round, and while that clash is against Liverpool, and as such one would want their best players on the field, Eriksen simply hasn’t done enough so far this term to warrant being selected – it may even provide the Denmark star with the rest needed and a reminder that his place isn’t assured in the starting eleven.
Consequently, such has been the 26-year-old’s sluggish start to the campaign, many Tottenham fans are absolutely right that he should be dropped for their next league encounter against Liverpool a week on Saturday.
Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!