Tottenham legend beats Christian Eriksen as "not someone who grabs big games"


Chris Waddle launched an alarm bell for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and his lost star Christian Eriksen.

The Spurs legend insists that everything is in place, including a new trophy room, for Pochettino and Co to start winning the silverware. Waddle also believes that Danish star Eriksen needs reality control.

This afternoon Tottenham will face Newcastle, the club that brought the wing to the British fame. And, while Waddle fears the Toon, he says the sky is the limit for the north side of London.

"The spurs have achieved the best stadium in the country and the best training facilities in the country," he said. "Now it must be one of the most successful clubs and this means winning trophies.

Pochettino is waiting for his first trophy as a Spurs boss

"It's okay to finish fourth, third, second and third, as they have done in the last four seasons, but the fans want to go around boasting that they have won something, that they have won the England Cup, the League Cup.

"Fantastic, if they manage to win the Premier League, fantastic that they have reached the Champions League final, but a first trophy for a while – one of the national ones – would have really lifted the place.

"It will show that they really mean business and they want to be right there with the big boys." Pochettino has won many admirers in his five years at the club, but so far no silverware, while you have to go back to 2008 for the club's last success. "

That League Cup victory, says Waddle, is a poor return for a club with Tottenham's ambitions.

Waddle believes that the Spurs have all the ingredients to start winning the silverware

He added: "It's definitely time to win a trophy – or the pressure continues to grow." And, according to Waddle, now a BBC Five Live expert, it's time for Eriksen to make the point.

Against Manchester City last week, Danish was largely anonymous. Waddle said: "Eriksen went around like he was not interested in Manchester City. He believes he is good enough to go to Real Madrid or Barcelona.

"Fair enough if such a club shows an interest, but it doesn't seem to be that way. After that, what's the point of leaving the Spurs to go, say, in a Seville or a similar European club?

Eriksen was tied to a summer move but did not materialize

"He is a good player, but not someone capable of dictating a match at Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich. I can understand why Spurs fans like them, but he is not someone who grabs big games.

"It stands out from the likes of Aston Villa, changing the game when it came in as a substitute. Hopefully, once the European window is closed, you can concentrate on Spurs.

"And if the big clubs keep ignoring it, then accept Spurs' new contract offer, which is a good idea, and help the club win something."

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