Maurico Pochettino went public on the whole Christian Eriksen contract situation today, telling the BBC that an enhanced deal would be ‘fantastic’.
“Eriksen is important to Tottenham. You would like this player with you but he has every right to do what he wants.”
“It will be fantastic if he will commit to the club for a long-term. He is happy here. He is showing his commitment. It’s not only in our hands.”
He’s happy – but we cannot make him stay.
That’s footballing commitment right there, eh?
The Harry Hotspur blog ran Poch’s words past a source close to the club this afternoon, and was told quite bluntly, ‘Christian is waiting for a call from Spain and that’s where the club is at.‘
Anyone seeking to debase this will of course have a cast iron ‘explanation’ as to why neither Christian, Jan or Toby have hurled themselves into long term deals with ENIC, on the eve of this momentous time in the club’s history?
We keep being lectured by these wretched Levyologists about world class this and supersonic shopping mall that, yet the actual football team continues to be the shaggy dog story of all time.