Mauricio Pochettino updates Tottenham fans about Christian Eriksen
Mauricio Pochettino opens up about Christian Eriksen at Tottenham after the close of the European transfer window
Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that Christian Eriksen’s mind was clear ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Arsenal on Sunday.
The 27-year-old started for the Lilywhites at The Emirates and played the full 90 minutes in north London as Pochettino’s side earned a point from the clash.
Eriksen scored Tottenham’s opener at The Emirates before Harry Kane added a second from the penalty spot. However, goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang meant that Spurs had to settle for a point against their local rivals.
Eriksen’s future at Spurs has been a constant source of speculation throughout the summer transfer window but he ended up staying at Tottenham.
And Pochettino has insisted that he had no second thoughts about playing Eriksen against Arsenal.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Pochettino said: “His mind was clear that he wanted to play.
“It’s nearly impossible for something to happen [with a transfer], that’s why it was clear.”
The Spurs boss also expressed his concerns about the Premier League transfer window closing earlier than the rest of Europe.
He continued: “I was a little bit worried about the situation, because we knew very well what was going on,” he said.
“I am optimistic, happy. What is most important is to all be on the same page, with the club.
“That players have a clear idea where we want to arrive and how we want to move, clear minds like today, Christian and different players.
“[On Monday] they’re only going to be focused on Tottenham, not on thinking about different things that make management so difficult.”
Spurs have taken five points from their opening four Premier League games so far this season.
The Lilywhites will look to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they take on Crystal Palace at home on Saturday 14 September.