Mauricio Pochettino says Christian Eriksen will open talks over a new contract after scoring the winner against Brighton last night. Eriksen produced a moment of quality in the 88th minute to hand Spurs a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which strengthens their grip on the Champions League places.
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The Dane is out of contract at the end of next season and is currently stalling on a new deal, with Real Madrid reported to be interested in signing him. Pochettino has revealed that Eriksen is open to discussing a new deal, but it will not be until the end of the season.
“I think I was clear a few months ago,” Pochettino said. “It is a situation that is a very special situation, Christian is a special person, I think we are all special, different and we need to understand that. “The timing for him or for the club to be agreeing something are maybe different to another player.
I hope and I wish Christian can be with us in the future but I think Christian and us we are so open to talk and we will see what happens. “I think it is so close to the end of the season, a lot of time to talk after and I think the most important thing now, not only for him, is for all the players to be focused and try to achieve the things we want. “We have a lot of big things ahead and we need to be focused only to try and recover, train and compete.”