Christian Eriksen was widely expected to leave Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer.
The Danish midfielder had only one year left on his contract and he told publicly that he was seeking a new challenge and hence unwilling to sign a new contract.
However, no agreement was done with any club and Eriksen stayed. His unwillingness to stay however, has been clearly reflected on his performances. The playmaker was by far the worst player on the pitch in the match against Everton. However, his coach Mauricio Pochettino does not agree that Eriksen has any commitment issues.
“I don’t think the performance of Christian (Eriksen) is any different than when we signed him five-and-a-half years ago,” Pochettino said at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
“His commitment is the same – sometimes we maybe look too much at whether a player has a one-year contract or a four-year contract.
“In the end it is about commitment – maybe players in the last year of their contract show more commitment than a player with four more years on their contract.
“But when you see Christian and you compare him to different seasons, he is the same player.”