Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from White Hart Lane in the summer.
The Danish international was one of the many big-name signings to arrive at White Hart Lane at the start of this season as Tottenham Hotspur invested heavily in the transfer market following the departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. But it has been a stop-start season so far for Christian Eriksen, who has struggled to hold down a regular place in the starting line-up and has made only 14 starts so far. He has also faced few fitness concerns, which has held him back a bit, and rumour mills in Italy has recently linked him with a move to Rome in the summer.
AS Roma are reportedly preparing for life without Miralem Pjanic, who is expected to leave the club in the summer with interest pouring in from a host of other European clubs, including PSG. Roma chief executive Walter Sabatini is said to be lining up potential replacements for Pjanic and Christian Eriksen is thought to be at the top of the list. But Eriksen has now insisted that he is happy at the club and has rubbished these reports.
“I don’t know how other guys are thinking, but I’m happy where I am, and hopefully we’ll get to the Champions League anyway.
“I think it is important for the club, and the calibre of player that could come, or stay. I think everybody wants to go to the Champions League.
“I’ve tried it before at Ajax, and you see everything is bigger, the atmosphere, the TV rights, the people watching.
“The Europa League is great, but the Champions League is what everybody wants, it’s the best place to play.” – The Tottenham midfielder said in an interview.
Spurs will face Chelsea in a highly anticipated London Derby tomorrow as they look to keep their hopes, of securing a top-four place, alive. Eriksen has hoped for a positive result in this game and insisted that a win against the league leaders will strengthen their credentials as a team.
“A win would show everyone that we are top-four contenders, it would show we are still in the race, that’s what we want.
“If we want to get to the top four we have to win these games, and that’s what we’ll try to do. If we win again it’s so close that anything can still happen.
“Everybody still has the focus to push towards the Champions League, and hopefully we’ll get there. I hope we’ve got momentum now, you only gain confidence from winning.
“All that matters at this stage is the points, it doesn’t matter how you win, we saw that against Cardiff. It wasn’t pretty, but we won.
“But we still do also know we have to play better to beat Chelsea, or Arsenal, we know that.” – He added.