Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Christian Eriksen will play for Tottenham against Norwich City in the Premier League on Wednesday – despite the Dane’s ongoing transfer saga with Serie A giants Inter Milan.
Eriksen has been constantly linked with a move to the San Siro throughout the January transfer window, but with less than ten days left until the window closes, he surprisingly remains a Spurs player. The Danish international was a late substitute during Saturday’s goalless draw with Watford, which came just seven days after Eriksen appeared to say his goodbyes to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after the Premier League defeat to Liverpool.
However, he then played 90 minutes against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup last Tuesday judging by his late cameo at Vicarage Road, it appears that Eriksen will continue to be selected by Jose Mourinho until his situation changes.
We relayed a report yesterday from Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio confirming that the Italian’s had made an official bid for the 27-year-old, but the club’s are yet to agree a fee and therefore, Eriksen remains available for selection. During his pre-match press conference for the game against the Canaries, Mourinho was asked for an update on the midfielder’s future.
He told Football.London: “I can tell you it is great news for you because everyday is a wonderful day. I have to say amazing work, people gets addicted to the screen because it’s amazing. But for us we are very poor on news.
“We are very poor for two reasons: one because we are not buying a player every day and second because I am the kind of guy who refuses to speak about players from other clubs, which some managers they are happy to do it. I don’t do it, so any name you can throw at me, I will say that player belongs to club A, B or C. And I don’t talk about players from club A, B or C.
“And in relation to Christian, the answer is not good for you. But that is the answer, and the answer is he is selected for tomorrow, he will play tomorrow.”