Danny Rose has urged Tottenham Hotspur to renew Christian Eriksen’s contract as he feels the player is important if the club is to move towards the right direction.
Eriksen will enter the last year of his contract after this season and the North Londoners might be forced to cash in on him if they fail to agree on a deal with him. The Danish playmaker netted the all important winner against Brighton & Hove Albion as Spurs kept their top four hopes alive.
Eriksen has been linked with a move to Real Madrid although the player appears to be very happy under Mauricio Pochettino. With a chance of lifting the Champions League title looming on the horizon, the onus will be on Eriksen when they take on Ajax in the Champions League semifinal.
Rose said, “It’s obviously vital [that Eriksen stays]. If you look over the five years that the manager’s been here, Christian has played the most games and that says a lot.
“When Christian doesn’t play, there are questions that we don’t look the same. He links everything up for us.
“The lads in the changing room trust the people upstairs to hopefully get him to sign
“We have every possible foundation at the club – the training ground, the stadium now, the fan-base, the players. But it’s not just the foundations that attract players and make players want to stay.
“It’s out of the players’ control. We just have to trust that the people upstairs are going to do whatever they see fit to help us make that next step.
“We know that our manager is a winner. He demands the best from us and he wants to win something as well.
“So while everybody is on the same page, we can just look forward to next season and see what it brings.”