Mauricio Pochettino was less than comfortable when asked about Christian Eriksen’s future with Tottenham Hotspur.
The Danish playmaker was left out of the starting XI in the 0-1 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday. He came on as a substitute in 62nd minute but could not save Spurs from a frustrating defeat.
This not the first time Eriksen has been left out of the starting lineup this season as reports continue to speculate upon his transfer. The European transfer markets are open till September 2 and many believe that Real Madrid could come back with a late bid for the 27-year-old.
Eriksen had requested for a trade this summer but could not secure a move prior to the end of the English transfer window. When asked if he had played his final game for Tottenham, Pochettino said, “I don’t know. Why do you ask me? Do you know something? It is so difficult the situation.”
After being pressed further on the matter, the Argentinian boss replied, “I can only pick 11. I understand the question. If we win 3-0 or 4-0 then these questions aren’t asked.”
Referee, Mike Dean denied Tottenham a penalty when Jamaal Lascelles brought down Harry Kane in his own penalty box late in the game. VAR backed Dean’s decision and Spurs had to settle for a defeat at home. Pochettino said, “I am going to have the chance now to see it, but I trust and am fully committed to the VAR. When it’s for us I’m more than happy and when it’s not for us I will respect it, but nothing to complain about.”
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