Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has urged Mauricio Pochettino to tell Christian Eriksen “you can’t be in my team” if his current form continues.
Eriksen was once again heavily criticised for his performance in Spurs’ 1-1 draw at Everton, a game that was overshadowed by the horrific injury sustained by Andre Gomes and the reaction to Heung-Min Son’s role in the incident.
Once the dust settled, Tottenham fans began to condemn yet another poor Eriksen display – we gave him a 2/10 in our player ratings. The Dane has been far from his best ever since missing out on a transfer away from the club in the summer.
And Robinson, who made 175 appearances for Spurs during his time in north London, thinks Eriksen must be told to improve his performances or lose his place in the side.
“It’s not the Christian Eriksen we know, as a fit, fully functioning Christian Eriksen enhances any team as we’ve seen how key he has been for Tottenham in recent seasons, but he is just not performing at the moment,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“He has had his head turned, his heart is elsewhere and they seem to be carrying him at the moment, he’s been in and out of the team and if you’re gonna be in the team you have to perform, and at the moment he is not performing.
“He’s losing the ball, he’s not creative, he’s not productive and he’s not doing his usual role for Spurs and there comes a point where a manager has to say, ‘if you’re going in January, you can’t be in my team if you’re going to perform like that’.”
Unfortunately it is getting to the point where Eriksen’s inclusion is almost completely pointless. He offered absolutely nothing at Goodison, and Pochettino now has a decision to make ahead of important games against Red Star and Sheffield United.
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