Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen had just regained his place in the side at the expense of Lewis Holtby but an injury to the Dane could put him out until the New Year. Eriksen featured for his national side against Norway on Friday but limped out with an ankle problem after 40 minutes.
The prognosis from his coach Morten Olsen wasn’t an encouraging one.
“We don’t know if he’s out for four or six weeks or how long it will take,” Olsen said after the match.
“It’s bad for him at a new club.”
Christian had been replaced by Holtby after the German’s impressive displays were too much for Andre Villas-Boas to ignore. However, the Dane’s performance against FC Sheriff at White Hart Lane in the Europa League saw him back in the starting XI for the Newcastle game. So it’s a blow for Eriksen but is it a disaster for Spurs?