Christian Eriksen has suggested his future may be at Tottenham – so long as “really important” Mauricio Pochettino is in charge.
Eriksen has been one of Tottenham’s best players this season, yet still does not attract the same interest as Harry Kane or Dele Alli.
Barcelona are reported to be keeping an eye on developments regarding his future, but Eriksen has two years remaining on his current deal.
The 26-year-old has credited both his and Tottenham’s progress to Pochettino.
“He’s really important,” he told the London Evening Standard. “You can see what he has achieved with this club.
“When I arrived, there was a season with a lot of ups and downs at first but ever since it’s really been very stable — finishing in the top three is a big achievement for the manager.
“He can have a big pat on his shoulders for the people around him and for him. He’s pushed us and the players in the right direction.
“We’re going into every game and winning games with the right mentality with exciting football. The fans in particular, I hope, enjoy how we play.
“I enjoy how we play under the manager. I think the style of play is something that suits me and the players we have. Generally, you’re going into every game with excitement.
“You know you’re going to play forward and not going to defend. You’re going to try to create and score goals. Everybody who follows the Premier League knows we have been consistent with the points we’ve got. Finishing three times in the top three means a lot and it’s a big achievement compared to where the club were six years ago.”