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.

What do you think? Should Eriksen play for Tottenham again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.



  1. He should not play for Tottenham again. Eriksen “has had his head turned” — as is said so often — by whom? There has not been a single major club (or minor club) who has put a bid in for him or even had a chat. It is even debatable that, on his current total lack of form, that he has visibility to other clubs or a profile at all — no selling points that anyone can see apart from pointless mileage degrading Spurs every match. Is the man totally deluded, or does he actually have a chance of being picked up for just a fraction of his former worth in January? Maybe his head is at the point that he’ll be snapped up on a freebie next summer. Well, if that’s the way he wants his career to go over the next 9 months good luck to him.

  2. He has been awful, with a work rate that borders on prideless. He was always a willing runner, even if soft at the point of contact. But now his liabilities are overwhelming his assets. It is not unusual, but it usually happens when a player is into his 30’s. Kind’a sad, he had been a delight to watch.

  3. How can poch keep playing him for 90 mins in matches, Lo Celso is now fit and ready to play his part which will no doubt be better than Ericksons recent performances, he doesn’t want to be there any more so stop picking him, it looks like the good performances for Spurs are long gone.

  4. I definitely say eriksen should be dropped from the spurs team he is got to be a total waste off space it is very frustrating for the spurs fans and other players to have him on the pitch he puts no effort into his game now it will be for the players and fans if he is dropped i hope it happens c.o.y .s

  5. Currently a passenger , He should be put in reserves . There is a difference Honouring your contract to playing out your contract with Honour.
    I am at a loss as to why Poch selects him every week. If its to showcase him for other clubs its waste of time as he is NOT performing and will be lucky if a championship league club come knocking ??

  6. Could not understand decision to play a disinterested Eriksen who is continually playing very poor in games and leave a 110% effort player like Winks on the bench

  7. Totally agree with the above comments.
    If he wants other teams to buy him he should get off his arse and do some work. If I was in charge of a team I would definitely bypass him.


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