Tottenham Hotspur fans went into meltdown this week as Denmark gaffer Age Hareide made journalist’s dreams come true when it came to a pre-prepared headline as he spoke about Christian Eriksen.
The 26-year-old hasn’t featured for Spurs since our Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion back on September 22nd after succumbing to injury, and the Danish gaffer caused a stir when talking about his international squad for the October break, especially when it came to Eriksen.
Speaking to outlet Canal9 he explained.
“Christian has a problem with his abdominal muscle, and Tottenham have reported that it is of long-term nature. Such an injury can be chronic, and it is true that Tottenham are worried.”
Such few words – such a massive reaction, namely in response to the word ‘chronic’ and the claim that Tottenham have ‘reported’ this. In fairness, I’m assuming he means to the Danish FA because they certainly haven’t to fans.
Lucky we've got cover. Oh no wait we never have bothered getting anyone
— yid (@yidoo90) October 8, 2018
That don't sound good
— KevboN17 (@KevboN17) October 8, 2018
A big worry
— Waynesheffield (@waynesheffield) October 8, 2018
That's why she should have got bernard and he went to Everton on the free
— chris (@Sgt_shred1) October 8, 2018
Christian Eriksen, the single most important player in our midfield, with an alleged long term abdominal injury for which Spurs knew about BUT we didn't need to sign anyone in the summer because the squad was too good? #THFC #COYS
— Mihaylov #1 (@joro781) October 8, 2018
This is a very big problem for Tottenham.
Eriksen is as important to this team as Harry Kane.
On the brighter side, Poch has shown how astute he can be in the face of adversity. I'll trust him to deliver but with a few bruises here and there. https://t.co/OrBkbck7qH
— Son of Mary (@isa_alfaki) October 8, 2018
Rest Well Christian Eriksen. My heart is shattered.
— Melvin (@Dannemann23) October 8, 2018
Really can’t be understated how lucky we’ve been that Eriksen has never had a long term injury in his 5 years with us. Looks like the luck has run out ????
— H (@Spursy_) October 8, 2018
Eriksen has been run into the ground for 3 seasons. No rest. No rotation. Runs the furthest in the team doesn’t he? Denmark’s main man. Hardly a surprise he’s suffered a chronic injury of this nature. We’ve basically got away with not covering him. Let’s see how we do now…
— Bateseyboy (@Bateseyboy) October 8, 2018
So speculation at the moment but obviously something that will keep him out till maybe Xmas even if it’s being exaggerated. The concern is with a chronic problem we saw how Lamela was managed/mismanaged. Not good either way tbh. January is going to be pivotal for Levy
— N/A (@parklanelad) October 8, 2018
Lamela gonna have to step up now if Eriksen is actually out for majority of the season
— ً (@thfceriksen) October 8, 2018
With no timeframe yet placed on a possible return I guess we have to be careful with the choice of words used as apparently in the remainder of the interview Hareide more than implied they still wanted him to travel, presumably capable of playing, so maybe we’re just being precautionary on things?