Christian Eriksen’s agent, Martin Schoots, has denied reports his client is suffering from a “chronic” stomach injury, revealing comments made by Denmark manager Age Hareide were lost in translation.
On Monday, Hareide told reporters that Eriksen may have a serious abdominal problem that could make the Dane a long-term absentee for club and country. Or so we thought.
Hareide said: “Such an injury can be chronic, and it is true that Tottenham also fears that.”
But Schoots claims Hareide’s words were misinterpreted by international journalists and Eriksen’s injury isn’t as bad as feared.
“Some international media have translated Hareide’s words badly,” Schoots told the London Evening Standard.
“Christian has no chronic injuries — nobody has said that. He just has an injury related to some fatigue and, for that reason, he is having some rest. That is normal because otherwise it would not heal.
“Somebody has not translated well. Christian is doing everything to be back as soon as possible.”
Eriksen has missed Tottenham’s last four games, and the Londoners have certainly missed his creativity.
The 26-year-old will play no part in Denmark’s matches against the Republic of Ireland and Austria during the current international break.
It is unclear whether he will be available for Spurs’ Premier League meeting with West Ham United later this month.
Mauricio Pochettino could do with his playmaker being fit for the league game against Manchester City at the end of the month, which is followed by three more matches in the space of nine days.