Eriksen makes a frank admission about Pochettino's system: worry for next season?

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The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has been discussing his manager's tactics.

Christian Eriksen has admitted Mauricio Pochettino's system makes Tottenham more vulnerable at the back, according to

The White Hart Lane outfit conceded at a high rate in the Premier League last term and the Dane believes that is the biggest weakness of the club's high-pressing game.

But Eriksen has praised the Argentine's impact at Tottenham overall.

He told reporters, as quoted by Goal: "First of all, we run a bit more. We need to be fitter and we need to play our game but we play a more pressing game and of course it helps that we are scoring goals.

"It makes us vulnerable at the back but I think, overall, he has helped a lot because he gave everyone the confidence to play and everybody knows what to do. I think he helped the team that way."

Goals galore?

Eriksen's quotes, while naturally not intended to be negative, unfortunately hit the nail on the head when it comes to Tottenham's troubles and could represent a worry ahead of next campaign. Their biggest problem last season was their leaky defence.

Next term, however, their defensive recruitments over the summer should - at least in theory - help out hugely in that regard. A big issue has also been a lack of support from midfield and, if that can be worked on, Spurs' back four will no doubt be aided.

As Eriksen freely admits, Pochettino's system exposes Tottenham's back four - but the aim of the high-pressing game is to outscore the opponent and put the onus on them. That, then, although risky, is the north London side's best hope - as was shown against Chelsea last term, the pinnacle for Poch so far.

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