Christian Eriksen reveals why Andre Villas-Boas failed at Spurs

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder believes his former boss 'wasn't a bad man' but failed in one key area.

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has pinpointed a lack of consistency in Andre Villas-Boas' team selections as the reason for his downfall in north London.

Eriksen is currently shining for Spurs under new boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is his third manager at White Hart Lane.

And the Dane admits he feels more confidence under the Argentine, while he also felt the same under Tim Sherwood.

Villas-Boas was 'not a bad man at all,' however, it is just that he did not pick a consistent enough team, according to the 22-year-old.

“Villas-Boas wasn’t a bad man, not at all,” Eriksen told the Daily Mirror. “But he wanted everybody to be happy. He played some guys three games and then other guys three games.

“When you are new it is difficult to get momentum and get to know your team-mates when you are not regularly in the team. It was a difficult time.

“I like the ball as much as possible, I want to assist and create things, and under Tim [Sherwood] that happened.

“[And] it is a good system [under Pochettino], I play with freedom and that is when I play the best.”

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