In his press conference on Wednesday, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino explained that Christian Eriksen’s recent dip in form could be down to “mental tiredness.”
Eriksen’s performances have suffered ever since he scored a brilliant hat-trick for Denmark to send his country to the World Cup in early November.
As pointed out by Spurs journalist Dan Kilpatrick on Twitter, the Dane’s physical stats have been as good as ever in recent games.
But it’s worth noting that only Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has played more Premier League minutes than Eriksen since the 2014/15 season.
Premier League minutes played since the 2014-15 season:
1. Fabianski – 11,228
2. De Gea – 10,784
3. Lukaku – 10,581
4. ERIKSEN – 10,436 pic.twitter.com/PfYdS2E24D
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There’s a good chance that a lack of rest could be responsible for the midfielder’s poor form. Or is that explanation too simple? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.