Eriksen refuses to abandon Spurs even if Champions League action is lost
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen insists he has no intentions of abandoning White Hart Lane if the London club is not able to acquire Champions League action next season. The Danish attacking midfielder claims he wants to be in building process of the club.
Eriksen’s comments arrive after Tottenham Hotspur’s Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen hinted towards an exit if the club failed to enter the Champions League next season. Eriksen has shrugged of suggestion that he would seek a move out as well; in fact Eriksen has urged his teammates to unite and fight for the right to play in Europe.
The Denmark international believes Tottenham Hotspur still have a good chance of entering the top-four, which has been dominated by Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City this season.
Eriksen insists his side can still make it into the top-four and they can prove they are worthy contenders for a Champions League spot by defeating the current Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
“I don't know how other guys are thinking, but I'm happy where I am, and hopefully we'll get to the Champions League anyway,” Eriksen said. “I think it is important for the club, and the caliber of player that could come, or stay.
“I think everybody wants to go to the Champions League. I've tried it before at Ajax, and you see everything is bigger, the atmosphere, the TV rights, the people watching. The Europa League is great, but the Champions League is what everybody wants, it's the best place to play.”
Eriksen also admitted that he was happy of his new life under manager Tim Sherwood. The departure of Andre Villas-Boas has seen the Spurs come out of their miserable slumber, although they are yet to prove themselves as a dominating force in England this season.
The 22-year-old midfielder has established himself as central player in the midfield under Sherwood and has been the key to the club’s success a couple of times already. There will be a number of key games in March, which could decide the fate of the top-four.
Eriksen understands that Tottenham need to take advantage of the opportunities they are provided with or they won’t be able to acquire their dreams. Eriksen concluded that time and faith is needed in order to prove Tottenham Hotspur’ worth.