Denmark coach Morten Olsen slams Tottenham Hotspur over treatment of Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark at Euro 2012

However he dies not blame Mauricio Pochettino for taking the Dane on his end of season tour to Malaysia and Australia.

Tottenham Hotspur are being roundly criticised by many for their treatment of their players, as they head off for an end of season tour to Malaysia and Australia.

The Premier League side will be taking their star players off to Kuala Lumpur for May 27th and Sydney three days later.

This has left many a manager infuriated, especially those of international teams. One such boss is Denmark head coach Morten Olsen. The Danes have a friendly with Montenegro on the 8th June before playing Serbia in a European Championship qualifier five days later.

He has vented his frustration with Tottenham Hotspur for their tour and the perceived participation of his star player, Christian Eriksen.

He told Fyens:

"Christian has looked tired out lately, and therefore we curse his trip around the world.

"Normally clubs on long journeys in the pre-season where you make the basic work tactically and physically for the season, but it's an idea they are tired of, so now clubs are on long trips just after the season.

"On the way they push the problem onto national coaches.

"Christian goes to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, on to Sydney in Australia, and then he also travels back home.

"It's about letting him recover well enough. We have given him a few days off. It may well be that he does not play against Montenegro, the important thing is that he is ready against Serbia."

However he does not blame Mauricio Pochettino. He also made it clear that if he was in the Argentine's shoes he would be taking Eriksen with him as well - clearly putting the blame at the club itself for agreeing to the money-spinning venture:

"I probably would have had the same idea if I was club coach."

Eriksen certainly has a busy schedule. He will have to fly to Malaysia, Sydney, London and then Copenhagen - all within a couple of weeks, not exactly ideal preparation.

Denmark will be hopeful he is fit and ready for the Serbia game at least, so they can continue to keep the pressure on Portugal in Euro Qualifying Group I.

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