Christian Eriksen could leave Tottenham without Champions League football.
Speaking to Tipsbladet, former Danish goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has commented on Christian Eriksen’s future with Spurs, admitting that the playmaker is likely to remain at White Hart Lane for the foreseeable future.
Sorensen, who played along Eriksen in the Danish national team, said: “He is happy at Tottenham, and he is very loyal. But if he gets the opportunity to switch to a really big club at some point during his career, and Tottenham are not [in the Champions League], he might consider it.”
Eriksen has established himself in Tottenham’s first-team since his arrival from Ajax, becoming a key player in Mauricio Pochettino’s search for a top four finish and Champions League football.
He is exceptionally gifted on the ball, and has developed enough defensively be a real presence in Pochettino’s high-pressing system.
Due to his impressive form in the Premier League, there is a belief amongst many Spurs fans that Eriksen could be one of their first players to grab the attention of other clubs, who will want to sign him.
These clubs are sure to be Champions League sides, and Sorensen has admitted that, whilst Eriksen is happy at Spurs and loyal to the club, the playmaker does want to play in Europe’s premier competition in the future.
If Spurs continue to miss out on Champions League football, they will run the risk of losing Eriksen to a bigger side in the coming years, although Sorensen’s comments suggest that is unlikely to happen this season.
This is the best chance Spurs have of getting into the Champions League since their last top four finish, and Pochettino needs to ensure the Lilywhites get there this term to keep ahold of their best stars.