Mauricio Pochettino says Christian Eriksen’s future is dynamic
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that Christian Eriksen’s future with the club is dynamic amid the Dane’s reluctance to sign a new contract. The former Ajax graduate has just 18 months remaining on his existing deal with the north London side and so far, he has given no indication that he is close to penning an extension.
In a report covered by Sky Sports, Pochettino highlighted that the decisions in football are dynamic and the same lies with Eriksen, who has yet to extend his contract beyond the summer of 2020, he said: "Football is so dynamic. It changes every day, every season. It depends not only on your decision, but it is always a player's decision. Now is a moment to enjoy our present. Of course, it is a person that the club wants for the future, but now we need to be focused - a player like him is focused and tries to deliver a great performance in the way that we need."
Eriksen has struggled with a couple of injury concerns during the current campaign but he has nonetheless picked up form during the festive period with four goals and an assist across all competitions. As such, Spurs are aware that they need to commit Eriksen to a new contract at the earliest but so far, the midfielder has shown no signs of doing so with Barcelona among the high-profile clubs associated with his signature.
Regardless of this, “the Dane is expected to remain with the north London giants for the current season“ under any cost and the focus should once more lie on the top four with “the additional incentive of“ ending their trophy drought. Spurs are already through to the semi-final stage of the League Cup but they still have a major hurdle to cross with Chelsea and Manchester City in their way to much-needed silverware.