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Former Tottenham striker doubtful about Eriksen’s quality

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Christian Eriksen was connected with a move to Real Madrid the whole summer. However, Zidane vetoed the deal in the last minutes.

In the meantime, Eriksen fell out of favor with Pochettino. The Argentinian manager benched Eriksen for most of Tottenham’s Premier League matches.

The Danish midfielder was a key for Spurs in the last season’s Champions League run.

However, a bad start both for Tottenham and for Eriksen prompted a lot of criticism toward the North-Londoners.

On the other end, Real Madrid, who gave up on Eriksen are standing at the top of La Liga.

Dimitar Berbatov spoke to Betfair, talking about Eriksen’s fit for Real Madrid:

“Real Madrid have a brilliant team and Eriksen needs to know that going there would represent a massive challenge.

“They’ve got [Toni] Kroos, [Luka] Modric, Isco, [Eden] Hazard… all of them are tried-and-tested players, world class midfielders.

“And yes, it’s true that some of them have been there for a while and are starting to get old but they still have a very strong side.

“So Eriksen will need to ask himself if he’s ready to fight for his place because you can’t just go to Real Madrid and expect to play straight away.

“Even Hazard has had difficulties at the start with Real Madrid. Any player can go through the same there.

“Sometimes you need to leave your comfort zone and if that’s where Eriksen is at right now, he won’t need to push himself to achieve anything, if that’s the case then that’s a problem.”

Berbatov also spoke very directly about Gareth Bale, adding:

“It reminds me of a soap opera that has been on for so long, what episode are we on now?

“I want to leave, I want to stay, we don’t want you, we want you, we love you, we will play you and s*** like that.

“In the end he is probably going to leave at some point, and I would love to see him back in England at Manchester United or Spurs if they could afford him.