Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen refuses to be a scapegoat for the club’s poor start to the season.
The Denmark international has made it no secret that he wishes to depart Spurs, as he did all he could to force a move during the summer.
Tottenham didn’t budge on their star midfielder though, as they continue to attempt to agree a new contract with Eriksen before January.
In the new year, the Spurs man can enter pre-contractual agreements with clubs in Europe, meaning they are likely to lose their influential playmaker on a free transfer.
The uncertain future of Eriksen at Tottenham has cast a dark shadow over the club, which can be seen in their poor results of late across three competitions.
Despite that, the 27-year-old rubbished talk that his desire to leave Spurs is causing their current run of poor performances.
“It’s definitely my hardest time right now at Tottenham,” Eriksen told Danish news outlet Ekstra Bladet, as reported by Sky Sports.
“We as players must try to keep all the negative things completely out.
“Everyone is professional and in all clubs there is talk of players going away. That side of the matter has no bearing on how we have performed so far this season.
“If I, as a football player, took all the rumours to me, I would float on a cloud. But I know that it can’t all be true. It does not affect me what is written.”
Tottenham crashed to a 3-0 defeat away to Brighton on Saturday afternoon, as they heading into the international break having been embarrassed three times of late.
Spurs have also been beaten on penalties in the Carabao Cup by League Two side Colchester, however that hasn’t been their most embarrassing moment so far this campaign.
That came as Tottenham were humiliated in front of their own supporters by German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League, as they were hammered 7-2.
The defeat to Brighton capped a terrible run for Spurs, and they will be hoping that following the international break that their fortunes will change.