Christian Eriksen slams 'nonsense' theory about Tottenham

Christian Eriksen #23 and Cameron Carter-Vickers #38 of Tottenham Hotspur acknowledge fans after being defeated in an International Champions Cup match against FC Barcelona at the Rose...

Christian Eriksen says Tottenham Hotspur's slump is nothing to do with their lack of transfer activity.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Christian Eriksen has denied that Tottenham Hotspur's woes stem from manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy failing to strengthen the team in over a year.

Tottenham haven't signed a single player since January of 2018 after having quiet a transfer window on the last two occasions, much to the frustration of Spurs fans.

The wheels have come off Spurs' Premier League title challenge in recent weeks, with Pochettino's side now focusing on a top-four finish after winning just one point from the last 12 on offer.

There have been suggestions that the North Londoners' dismal form is a consequence of exhaustion, leading to fingers being pointed at Pochettino and Levy for not being more active in the transfer market - a theory that Eriksen has labelled 'nonsense'.

 

He told The Mirror: "It's nonsense. You get used to playing so much. After all, I've played many games for quite a few seasons in a row. Rather, it feels unnatural when you don't play.

“The legs are doing well. We didn't play at the weekend, and it's been a long time since we haven't had matches every third or fourth day.

“It is lovely and a little strange. I'm actually a little restless because I want to play.”

Winning the Champions League represents Spurs' best chance of silverware this season.

But Pochettino's side, who sit 15 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, take on second-placed Manchester City in the quarter-final of Europe's elite competition.

It's an intriguing and yet ominous tie for the Lilywhites and time will tell whether they progress.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

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