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Pochettino: Eriksen's Spurs future remains unclear

Pochettino: Eriksen's Spurs future remains unclear Photo: TT
Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur during Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he doesn’t know if Real Madrid target Christian Eriksen will remain with the club this campaign.

The European transfer window closes on September 2, while Eriksen’s contract expires at the end of this season meaning he could leave as a free agent if not sold earlier.

Real Madrid have been heavily linked with the Denmark international, who was a second-half substitute in Spurs’ 1-0 loss to Newcastle.

“We are waiting to see what happens,” Pochettino said.

“It’s not an easy situation. We know this can unsettle the group but we know in 10 days it will finish (when the window shuts) and things will be clear.”

Pochettino refused to blame the Eriksen situation for the defeat, which leaves Spurs in midtable with four points from three games.

“When you lose, the players who don’t play are the best,” Pochettino said.

“With Christian we win and we lose a lot of games. I accept that the situation is like this. If we won 3-0 today no-one talks about different names.

“I cannot find excuses about the transfer window being open to justify that performance or the result.

“We cannot find the way to be solid and to have consistency for different reasons.

“I am going to be happy in 10 days after we play Arsenal [on 1 September] when the transfer window closes in Europe.”

Ben somerford
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