Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has told Christian Eriksen to exit his club with pride, amid rumours of his transfer move to Inter Milan this month.
The 27-year-old has been struggling for form this season after remaining at the top of his game for almost seven years at Spurs.
This could be one of the reasons for his sour relationship with the Tottenham supporters as the Denmark international was booed off against Liverpool and later jeered in the match against Middlesbrough.
However, the Spurs boss says that he should hold his head high about his amazing stint at the London club.
“He played very well. Played very well, very professional which is what I expect from him,” Mourinho told media about the midfielder’s display, as per RTE.
“If his decision is to leave I think he has to leave with his head up, if he gives everything which is what he tries to do for the team.
“Fans, it’s always to respect, we have to respect but I think the boy did it for us today.”
Eriksen’s Tottenham contract is expiring in the summer, so it looks certain that he will leave the club, either this January or in the next transfer window.
The Dane’s possible exit could well be sped up as Spurs wrapped up an 18-month loan deal for Gedson Fernandes earlier this week to bolster their midfield options.
Tottenham are back in Premier League action on Saturday afternoon when they face Watford at Vicarage Road.