Out of the many sagas engulfing Tottenham this season, Christian Eriksen’s is the one that is seemingly annoying supporters the most, and Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t made things any easier.
#thfc Poch says he is happy with Eriksen’s commitment and that his level of performance hasn’t change in five years. Suggests players in final years of their contract can be more committed than players with four years left.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) November 5, 2019
Speaking to the press ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash in Serbia against Red Star Belgrade (per Dan Kilpatrick), the Tottenham manager admitted that he is happy with Eriksen’s commitment to the club this season as well as the level of the Danish international’s performance.
It was an interesting comment from the Argentine manager, as stats from Transfermarkt show that Eriksen has been somewhat underwhelming this season with the midfielder only managing one goal and one assist in all competitions this campaign, which is why Tottenham supporters on social media were confused by Pochettino’s comments.
Here’s what the majority of Tottenham fans had to say about Pochettino’s surprise praise of Eriksen, with many supporters confused as to why the Argentine had chosen to back his underperforming playmaker…
That is just nonsense. Eriksen has been awful.
— Tom Naysmith (@tanaysmith) November 5, 2019
Did he keep a straight face saying that ?
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) November 5, 2019
If he truly believes this and isn’t saying it to protect him, then it’s time to go.
— Ian Norsworthy (@IanNorsworthy) November 5, 2019
He needs to go to @Specsavers
— Ronnie Chotai (@RonnieChotai) November 5, 2019
What games is he watching in the dugout
— Alex Benson-Wilson (@alexbw11) November 5, 2019
Deluded beyond belief! He is now BLATANTLY asking for fans to hate him and asking for Levy to sack him. If that isn’t an obvious & deliberate wind up to the fans & Levy I don’t know what is!
— Deplorable 52% (@TsdSari) November 5, 2019
Poch is levys puppet, Eriksen in shop window and that confirms what’s more important over being successful on the pitch.
— Russell j Hartnell (@RussellHartnell) November 5, 2019
My goodness, it’s time to leave poch
— Kalim (@kalim_THFC) November 5, 2019
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