Mauricio Pochettino relaxed over Christian Eriksen’s form

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino remains unconcerned over Christian Eriksen’s form despite another poor performance at Olympiakos.

After a summer exit fell through, Eriksen has struggled to regain his form for Pochettino this season. He then had another forgettable game on Wednesday as Spurs blew a two-goal advantage in their Group B clash with Olympiakos.

The Danish playmaker failed to make any impact whatsoever, and drew in plenty of critics shortly afterwards. His decision making was poor, passes were below his usual standards and he gave the ball away which led to Olympiakos’ equalising penalty.

Mathieu Valbuena slotted home the spot-kick in the 54th-minute, which completed a stunning Champions League comeback from Olympiakos after falling two goals behind Spurs due to Harry Kane and Lucas Moura’s first-half goals.

Despite the backlash he’s received, however, Eriksen can still count on the support of Spurs manager Pochettino.

Speaking in a press conference for Saturday’s trip to Leicester City, Pochettino said: “No, I am happy with the performance.

“Maybe yesterday wasn’t his best game like the team. The collective performance wasn’t the best from us. I am happy with the commitment of Christian, he runs a lot and was very committed with the team. I think I am not concerned about him.”

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For the second time in three games, Spurs have squandered two-goal leads against Olympiakos and Arsenal.

When asked if this has left him worried, Pochettino replied: “No, I am not concerned – look at Juventus vs Atletico Madrid yesterday.

“That is football. When you play away from home against a team like Arsenal, against a team like Olympiakos always you can concede goals.

“It is a coincidence that in the last few games we conceded a leading result. That is football.”

Summer recruits Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso, meanwhile, will both remain sidelined for Spurs’ clash with Leicester.

Pochettino’s men currently sit third in the Premier League standings on eight points from five games.

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PIRAEUS, GREECE – SEPTEMBER 18: Lazar Randelovic of Olympiacos and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur battle for the ball.

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