Mauricio Pochettino unsure on Christian Eriksen's Tottenham future


Like Hazard, Eriksen will be out of contract in 2020 and while Spurs have made the first move to strike a new agreement, The Evening Standard report that the Danish midfielder has yet to respond.

"I'm not a person that suffers too much in this sort of situation", Pochettino told a news conference.

"Football is about interests that sometimes as a manager we can not manage".

"Eriksen is important to Tottenham". Different parties have interests.

"It would be fantastic if Christian commits with the club for a long time. If not, it's his right to do what he wants to do".

Pochettino has turned Spurs into one of the top clubs in England, challenging for the league title and progressing in the Champions League, but is regularly criticised for failing to win any silverware.

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"What puts you on a different level is when you win the Premier League and you are capable to challenge every season for the Premier League and if you become a real contender one day to win the Champions League".

"Of course, many in some projects, in some clubs, if you don't win a trophy, you fail".

"It will show we are in a good position, and of course it's going to be good for our egos".

"I think the people want trophies and (think) that it means you are very successful", he added.

"When you add that you need to finish your facilities, like the training ground or the new stadium, you add hard things".

This was Tottenham's biggest margin of victory in a competitive match since they beat Wigan Athletic 9-1 in the Premier League in November 2009, and their biggest in The FA Cup since they beat Crewe 13-2 in a fourth round replay in February 1960.