Eriksen analyses Spurs role, denies meeting with Pochettino, clarifies his contract situation

Christian Eriksen says he is close to a new contract with Tottenham.

Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen has told the Tottenham Journal that he has not had a meeting with Mauricio Pochettino - and he also claimed to Goal that a new contract is close.

The Danish star has blown hot and cold this season despite Tottenham's success in the Premier League, but he enjoyed one of his best displays of the campaign against Sunderland on Saturday.

Eriksen notched two goals in Spurs' 4-1 win over Sunderland, which came just hours after suggestions that the former Ajax sensation was becoming disgruntled at White Hart Lane.

The London Evening Standard reported on Friday that Eriksen was 'mystified' as to why he was playing out wide rather than in his preferred No. 10 role behind Harry Kane, and held talks with manager Mauricio Pochettino about why he isn't playing as an attacking midfielder.

However, Eriksen told the Tottenham Journal after the final whistle against Sunderland that he saw the report, but has no idea where it came from, as he is happy playing wherever Pochettino tells him to play, though he does prefer being closer to the ball.

"Not at all," said Eriksen, when asked whether he was unhappy at Spurs. "I read it as well, I heard it and it’s not true at all so I don’t know where it’s come from. I’m really happy wherever the ball is. For me it doesn’t matter. Like I’ve said many times before, if it’s the left wing and if the ball is close to being there or you’re in a good position, I’ll play left. If the ball is on the right I’ll play right, or in the middle. For me it really doesn’t matter what position. Of course I prefer to be where something happens and that’s normally where the ball is."

Eriksen also told Goal that he is so happy at Tottenham, that a new contract could be in the pipeline, having already held preliminary talks over an extension.

"We are talking [about a contract], so it is coming, yes. Well, it looks positive. As I said, of course there's a while yet, and I do not think there are any of us who are busy as such. I am very happy to be here. I enjoy every second and I hope, also I try to prove on the field," he added.

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