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Christian Eriksen

Tottenham have enjoyed yet another top-four finish but next term, it will be of utmost importance for us to make a solid Premier League title challenge.

There has been a lot of debate about our spending (or the lack of it) in recent times, as a result of which a few question marks have been raised about Mauricio Pochettino’s future. However, according to a report from Evening Standard, star player Christian Eriksen believes we must hold on to the Argentine at all costs.

The report has claimed that our London rivals Chelsea are harbouring an interest in Pochettino. He is undoubtedly one of the finest managers of our times but if Daniel Levy continues to provide a stringent budget for transfers, we might not be able to get to the next level and win trophies.

In such a situation, it is indeed alarming to learn about Chelsea’s interest. Surely, an owner with pockets as deep as Roman Abramovich could tempt Pochettino to consider a move.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

However, much like the rest of the fanbase, Eriksen is of the opinion that Pochettino is crucial for Tottenham. In a recent interview with Evening Standard, the Danish attacker said:

“He’s really important. You can see what he has achieved with this club.

“When I arrived [in summer 2013], there was a season with a lot of ups and downs at first but ever since [Pochettino joined a year later] it’s really been very stable — finishing in the top three is a big achievement for the manager.

“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.”

He also went on to add that Pochettino has proven to be a “Spurs man”. His comments do seem encouraging at a time when there is so much speculation about Pochettino’s future at Tottenham.

Eriksen also spoke about Tottenham’s Champions League exploits and he claimed that we need to win trophies to get to the next level.