Pochettino: Eriksen Will Improve In Future Matches

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Christian Eriksen has been backed to improve for Tottenham in future encounters by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Denmark midfielder signed a new four-year deal at the club before his deal was set to expire.

He had suffered a dip in form prior to signing the renewal and Pochettino believes he’ll get back on track.

“Perhaps subconsciously, the speculation can affect you when you are in the process of negotiating your future,” Pochettino said ahead of Saturday’s trip to Stoke City.

“It is not about money. It’s about your future. Sometimes it is difficult but we trust Christian, he is happy to stay and there is no doubt he will improve his performance in the future. If the club give him a better contract, it is because he deserves it.

“For players it is about performances. It is about being focused in training, improving fitness, showing quality, the relationship with your team-mates on the pitch. There is no doubt about Christian’s quality or his skills.

“This contract is important for him and for us. It will stop the rumours and he can be focused only on playing football. This is the last time we will talk about Eriksen’s contract and the rumours.

“It is good for him and the club. We are all happy.”

Eriksen has made 101 league appearances since joining Spurs from Ajax ahead of the 2013-14 season, scoring 23 goals.



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