Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen will definitely miss Denmark’s international match against Slovakia on Wednesday and is likely to miss out against Wales on Sunday as well, and that news could prove to be a blessing in disguise for his club.
Well, due to a dispute between the players’ association and the Danish equivalent of the FA over a sponsorship contract for those that represent their country, Eriksen and his other senior teammates will not report for international duty this week.
Latest reports suggest that their team could be mainly made up of Danish second division players and even futsal players, with a solution to the issue not looking to be anywhere near.
Meanwhile, the usually influential Eriksen, rated at £72m by Transfermarkt, has made a relatively quiet start to Spurs’ Premier League season after featuring for his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The 26-year-old has looked a little off the pace at times this term to suggest that he is perhaps a little tired from his summer exertions, and some time off with no competitive matches could be exactly what he needs.
Eriksen has proven in the past that he is a key player for the north London outfit and can make the difference for them as they bid for success, but the 2-1 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday was just another example that he is clearly not at his best right now – the same could arguably be said for his other attacking teammates, Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
With no involvement for Denmark, Mauricio Pochettino can manage him carefully over the course of the next 10 days to make sure the attacking midfielder is raring to go for the crucial match against Liverpool at Wembley a week on Saturday.