Spurs playmaker breaks silence after failed summer exit

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has expressed an element of frustration after failed to depart from White Hart Lane in the summer.

The Dane international midfielder who has one year left on his current deal, looked likely to depart during the summer transfer window in order for Spurs to avoid losing him for free next season.

Reports suggested that La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid had expressed interest in Eriksen, who is believed to view the Bernabeu as his preferred destination for the next season.

Reflecting on how a move to La liga failed to materialise in the summer, Eriksen told the Daily Mail: “No it wasn’t (wrong) but it is football and you never know what happens in football and many things always come into play.

“I wish I could decide just as in the Football Manager (game) but unfortunately I can’t.”

The Red Devils reportedly made a late entry into the race for Danish playmaker last month, however, the 27-year-old was not interested in a move to the 20-times English champions.

Eriksen was placed in the starting XI for the North London club’s ‘ 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday, scoring the opening goal to cap off an impressive first-half game.