Spurs star: Difficult to say no to Barcelona

Spurs star: Difficult to say no to Barcelona

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected during The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on April 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


Christian Eriksen has told FourFourTwo it would be difficult for any player to turn down a move to Barcelona.

The Tottenham playmaker finished last season in excellent form, hitting new heights in attacking midfield.

His performances led to speculation about a potential move to Barcelona, but the Dane is almost certain to stay with Spurs this season.

However, those rumours are likely to come around again next summer if Eriksen enjoys another impressive campaign.

When asked about Barcelona, Eriksen told FourFourTwo: “I’ve already been there in the past [on trial as a teenager] but it didn’t work out too well.

“But, of course, Barcelona is a fantastic football club and I don’t think there are many players who would be able to say no to them. However, until there is actually some concrete interest, I don’t have an opinion about that.”

He also spoke about last season and the club’s aims for this term.

“When the new season starts and you look back, you have to be happy with the club’s best finish in Premier League history,” he said. “We can be a bit annoyed that Chelsea won 30 games, rather than the 26 we managed, but hats off to them.

“It was the second year in a row that we were fighting for the title. The plan is for next year to be our year. Fingers crossed. We all hope and dream of going one better than we did last season and making things even more exciting.

“We have proved that we have got the quality to compete at the very highest level but, of course, we would like to show it by ending up with some trophies in our hands.”



  1. It’s understandable that Barca (even more than Real Madrid) are the template for the
    beautiful passing game. And of course their reputation, profile and playing style would
    obviously suit the likes of Eriksen and Coutinho, among a host of other top flight players.
    Much has been learned too from their high pressing game.
    So it is up to Spurs to finally try and reclaim a bit of their own history (trophy wise) in order to prevent
    our great Dane, and other key players, from seeking adventure and riches elsewhere.
    We’ve already shown we’re the best PL team (overall) since the summer of 2015.
    We’ve won more PL games, lost fewer games, scored more goals, and conceded less ..than any other club, over that period. At the moment we’re displaying great glory ..but without success, in silverware.
    We’re showing finally the Spurs way of playing and, more importantly, on a consistent level ..a style which is arguably the most attractive in the country, and I’m really proud of that.
    But we have to kick on and show that we mean business if we really want to be taken seriously, and that means reaching the levels of Barca, Bayern, Juve and RM, not to mention consistently outdoing our rivals in the PL.
    We run a tight ship but we’re still a rich club with a rich history. We now have to have to regain the profile that made us equals once with nearly all the great clubs in Europe …way back in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
    We currently have the players, the system, a great manager and with a great stadium to come.
    The Walker sale was a mistake, but we move on and we show intent ..NOW! as well as for the future.
    We must stick together and show we can produce these performances at the highest European levels. We did it just a few years ago by reaching the CL quarters, only to lose to RM (quite easily after Crouch got himself sent off in the first 10 minutes at the Bernabau). That team did not fulfil its potential and soon broke up with Levy selling our best. We must not allow the same with the present squad! We must get to the promised land of great footballing clubs once again, so that great players will wish to come and join us ..not leave!

  2. This is an old story, and I’m not sure it was even a story back then. It was during an international break, in May, April or March?, when a Danish journalist had asked him questions about possibly playing for Barcelona and Real Madrid as it seems they have a fixation on these clubs and regularly ask him about them when he is back playing for Denmark. He wasn’t making an announcement, merely replying to questions.

  3. To be fair to the lad, and being a realist, few players are going to rule out a future move to a club like that. What is he gonna say? No, screw them!

  4. Really worried as Barca flush with cash after the sale of Neymar are sure to come snooping around Eriksen and Alli with big bucks.Will be very difficult for them to refuse a move to Barca and Levy is sure to melt at the money.Fear we will be going backwards next season.


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