By Dominic Toner

Christian Eriksen believes that Tottenham have struggled with consistency recently due to the amount of fixtures.

Spurs have had to balance a busy schedule in recent weeks as they compete in both European and domestic competitions.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has had to use the full depth of his squad already and picked up several injuries to key players during the season already.

The north London club are without a win in their last seven games across all competitions and will hope to bounce back against West Ham after the much-needed international break.

Eriksen claims that Spurs are yet to find their “rhythm” this season, but were improved in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Sunday.

“It has been a bit up and down. It has been like that for the whole team,” Eriksen said, as quoted by the Evening Standard. “It has been a very long stretch with many draws and just a few defeats that have done much harm to us.

“It is difficult to get into the rhythm when there are so many matches. But against Arsenal, we created chances and probably should have won. I have lacked the goals and assists you are evaluated on worldwide. Game-wise, it has been slightly below average in some periods but at others it has been fine. The goals have just been lacking.”

Eriksen moved to White Hart Lane in 2013 from Ajax and has become a regular in the starting XI.

The Danish international has now made 146 appearances for Spurs and is a crucial player under Pochettino.

He has made a relatively slow start this season in his first 15 games and is still searching for his first Premier League goal.

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