Mourinho Hints Eriksen Might Be Benched For a While😯

Jose Mourinho has suggested that Christian Eriksen will have to be content with a bit-part role at Tottenham if he continues to push for a move away from north London.

Eriksen was introduced as a second-half substitute during Mourinho’s first game in charge of Spurs on Saturday.

When asked post-match why Eriksen started on the bench against the Hammers, Mourinho responded: “It’s not just about continuity (Eriksen being out). Continuity is very important but our future is also very important.”

The Denmark international expressed a desire to leave Tottenham over the summer, amid reported interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League meeting with Olympiacos on Tuesday, Mourinho has hinted that the midfielder’s playing time will be restricted while he courts a transfer away from the club.

“My decisions about starting him or not starting, selecting or not selecting, will be based on a perspective of a future,” he said.

“I cannot hide that. We have a present and, in football, we have to focus on the present. In this case, the game tomorrow, but it’s a club where you have to think about the future.”

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