The agent of Christian Eriksen says the situation surrounding Harry Kane’s goal appeal is “remarkable” but insists his client hasn’t been affected.
Eriksen was originally credited as the scorer of Tottenham’s winner against Stoke City last weekend – his second goal of the game.
But Harry Kane was adamant the ball brushed his shoulder on the way in.
After the game, Spurs appealed to have the goal re-awarded to Kane, which led to plenty of furore on social media.
Kane was eventually officially awarded the goal, meaning he has now scored 25 times in the Premier League this season – just four behind leading scorer Mohamed Salah.
Eriksen hasn’t commented since being stripped of the goal, but his agent Martin Schoots spoke to the London Evening Standard about the situation.
“It’s a remarkable situation, although we shouldn’t make it bigger than it is. But it’s true that in 35 years in football I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Schoots said.
“Fortunately, Christian is a very intelligent guy and he will not make an issue of it. He was voted player of the year by two supporters’ groups last season, the second time in his Tottenham career that this has happened. These trophies are incredibly important for Christian.
“I am pretty sure the fans voted for him not only for his world-class skills, but also because of his work ethic, modesty and uncompromising team focus.
“For Christian, there is only the team, always and everywhere, standing together, shoulder to shoulder.
“Anyone in football knows that this exemplary mentality is a tremendous gift and quality. It has got him to where he is at the age of 26, and it will push him to become even better. It is great to see that the fans love him for that.”
On Thursday, Mauricio Pochettino revealed Harry Kane is disappointed following the reaction to the club’s appeal.
I’m sure it will all blow over soon, and a good result against Manchester City on Saturday could help to speed up that process.
As long as Eriksen hasn’t been affected by the situation, then all is well.