Photos: Christian Eriksen mixes it with a freestyler, Soldado shares 'funny moment'

The Tottenham Hotspur duo were all smiles during open training.

This is usually the most important period of a Premier League club's season. For mid-table sides, it can be a drag. But, for those challenging at the top end of the standings - or those fighting to stay in the division - it's where the going gets tough.

Not for Tottenham, though, it seems. This term, just like the last, Spurs are lagging behind with not much to play for.

There's plenty to play for, in truth, but the north London side's performances just aren't showing it. It's as if Mauricio Pochettino's side have given up on the top four - and their chances do look very slim.

What the club are doing, however, is looking to give something back to the fans outside of matchdays; hence Thursday's open training session with the Spurs side.

During the event, Christian Eriksen shared some skills with a football freestyler, while he was also involved in a 'funny moment' with Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado.

Tottenham face former boss Tim Sherwood this weekend, when Pochettino's men take on Aston Villa.

Supporters will no doubt hope for more smiles during the Premier League clash - but brought about through goals and points rather than anything else. And they'll certainly be hoping for a better spectacle than the Burnley debacle...

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