Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has been badly out of form so far this season.
Tottenham have struggled over the early months of the season, with Eriksen one of their biggest under-performers.
The attacking midfielder has not looked at his best for the entirety of 2019, and he has rapidly lost popularity among supporters of the North London side.
Eriksen has under a year left on his contract at Spurs and suggested that he would be open to leaving in the summer.
There have now been questions asked of Eriksen’s commitment, but the Danish international insists that the speculation is not the reason for the side’s poor form.
“It doesn’t matter at all. Everyone is professional and in all clubs there is talk of players who have to go away. That side of the matter has no bearing on how we have performed so far this season.”
Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are all in the final season of their contracts at Tottenham, and all three have faced criticism for their performances this season.
And Eriksen’s latest comments seem to have been ill judged, as they have not helped to improve his popularity.
Maybe you should start acting professional and put a shift in mate! Show us that you do give a toss! Or at least show Madrid what they’re getting, to be fair they ain’t gonna waste a penny on you with your piss poor performances. Remember what shirt your wearing COYS!— Chris (@carnellzoso) October 8, 2019
Then stop playing like a clown !!— Who’s next (@whotunes) October 8, 2019
Just go please— Alex Browne ( アレックス ) (@browne4mayor) October 8, 2019
Ask him why we ran 8km less than Brighton on the weekend so. Professionals work hard and don’t go hiding— Paul Hanley (@phanley55) October 8, 2019
Someone that wants to leave would say that wouldn’t they— Dan (@DanPenfold91) October 8, 2019
He’s been shocking— ᴀʟᴇx (@_10Kane) October 8, 2019
Bin this clown off. Are you telling me he’s playing near his best? No! That’s contributing to a terrible season. Stick him with the kids— Matt Walters (@mattwalters28) October 8, 2019
Don’t agree with that at all, I think he believes that himself but in reality if you, as a player, want to leave (and openly talk about it) you’re not commiting yourself fully to the club, the manager and it sends the wrong message to the other players.— k (@moxns_s) October 8, 2019
When Eriksen does return to Tottenham after the international break, Pochettino’s side’s next match will come against Watford in two weekends’ time.