Lord Sugar reacts to Christian Eriksen's display for Tottenham

Kevin De Bruyne #17 of Manchester City grabs the  jersey of Christian Eriksen #23 of Tottenham during the first half of the 2017 International Champions Cup Presented by Heineken at Nissan...

Christian Eriksen is one of several Tottenham Hotspur stars who never turned up last night.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino head coach

Tottenham Hotspur have given themselves a mountain to climb in order to keep alive their hopes of winning the Champions League.

Mauricio Pochettino's side lost the first leg to Ajax 1-0 in North London last night, with Donny van de Beek scoring a precious away goal for the Dutch giants.

Moussa Sissoko, who replaced the concussed Jan Vertonghen in the first half, and Lucas Moura were comfortably Spurs' best players on a night where some of the hosts' heavy hitters didn't turn up.

Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen were particularly poor throughout, and Lord Sugar has suggested on Twitter that the Danish maestro let him down with a lack of leadership.


Eriksen has been blowing hot and cold for the North Londoners for much of 2019, but he needs to be on it next week in Amsterdam.

Spurs will have Son Heung-min back after his suspension, but Pochettino needs the former Ajax star to dazzle in his former home nonetheless.

If he does then turning this tie around will be a lot easier. If he doesn't then, well, the Lilywhites might be set for another trophy-less season under the Argentine, who hasn't won anything in five years at the club yet.

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...

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