The Danish midfielder has indicated that he could leave White Hart Lane in the future, but the Tottenham hierarchy don’t need to panic just yet.
Christian Eriksen is arguably Tottenham’s only real success of the seven new faces that were added to the North London club’s squad in the summer.
The Danish midfielder has been in excellent form in recent weeks and months, and also netted a last-gasp equaliser for Spurs in their 3-3 draw against West Brom at the weekend.
However, the White Hart Lane faithful will read with interest his quotes to a Danish newspaper today that he has a ‘secret plan’ for his future.
With Spurs starting to rely on the talented playmaker and a summer of assessing the current squad in the pipeline, you could not blame some of the Tottenham fans for looking at the comments with concern.
However, despite intimating that his future could be away from Tim Sherwood’s men, there is no real reason for Spurs to panic.
The Dane has stated on repeated occasion that he is committed to Tottenham regardless of whether the club finish in the top four or not this term and will almost certainly be at White Hart Lane next season.
Eriksen is starting to live up to his potential and reputation, and as such it is only natural that the attacking midfielder has thoughts of playing in the Champions League once more.
Spurs have experienced first-hand that failure to qualify for Europe’s top tournament can cost any side their top players, with Gareth Bale and Luka Modric’s futures clarified once Tottenham missed out on the competition for successive years.
For someone like Eriksen, who promises to be a real star in the Premier League if he continues his recent form, it is only natural that he will want to play at the best level.
Despite his most recent comments, Eriksen will be at Tottenham next season and will continue to be an important player for the North London side.
Regardless of his ‘secret plan’, the fact remains – Spurs must qualify for the Champions League on a consistent basis if they are to hold onto their best players.