Guillem Balague explains why Christian Eriksen didn’t join Real Madrid in the summer
Guillem Balague highlighted Zinedine Zidane’s struggles at Real Madrid this season after the Frenchman took the job again. The legend left Real at the start of the previous campaign only to be reinstated after a run of poor results.
Real haven’t been all that great this season either and were beaten by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last night.
Tottenham also didn’t fare too well as we drew with Olympiakos on the night as several stars struggled.
Christian Eriksen was one of the stars who failed to do the job for Spurs, and Balague wrote in his BBC column that Madrid had agreed on terms with the Dane.
The Spanish expert suggested that the deal didn’t take place because Zidane wanted Paul Pogba, but the inability to sell other players also was an issue (h/t BBC):
“The club had agreed terms with Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Ajax’s Donny van de Beek, but Zidane stopped the moves because Pogba was the midfielder he wanted.
“The reality is that Zidane and the club were hoping to sell Isco, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, but no offers were forthcoming.”
The expert further added that Manchester United had no intention of selling Pogba in the summer, and Zidane is using the current players to prove they aren’t good enough.
Eriksen wasn’t the only player struggling last night
The Dane wasn’t the only Spurs star struggling in the previous game with our defence all over the place.
We were slightly fortunate not to concede a third goal and need to improve at the back.
Eriksen is a free agent at the end of the season, and it will be interesting to see what happens with him in the January window.
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Spurs could sell him in the winter window or lose him for nothing next summer.