Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has denied that the club’s poor start to the season is down to the uncertainty of his own future.
Spurs were humiliatingly knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two side Colchester United, hammered 7-2 by German champions Bayern Munich last Tuesday and have picked up just 11 points from their opening eight Premier League games – suffering defeats to Newcastle United, Leicester City and most recently, Brighton & Hove Albion.
Eriksen, who is out of contract at Tottenham next summer and looks a certainty to leave the club, is available to speak with clubs outside of the UK about a possible move when the January transfer window opens.
A host of Eriksen’s Spurs teammates including Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, also have uncertainty around their own futures, but the Danish midfielder, who has scored just one goal for Spurs this season, admitted that they are all still committed to the cause.
“It’s definitely my hardest time right now at Tottenham,” Eriksen told Danish news outlet Ekstra Bladet.
“The first year when I came was probably a bit up and down, but since Pochettino came in 2014 it has been a success story.
“Expectations for us are at a completely different level now. We have to win every time and it’s the same feeling we have as players as well. We as players must try to keep all the negative things completely out.
“Everyone is professional and in all clubs there is talk of players going away. That side of the matter has no bearing on how we have performed so far this season.
“If I, as a football player, took all the rumours to me, I would float on a cloud. But I know that it can’t all be true. It does not affect me what is written.”