Paul Robinson applauded Jose Mourinho for finally dealing with the situation surrounding Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs keeper claimed Mourinho had done what every Spurs fan and pundit has been thinking by questioning where Eriksen’s head is at.
The news Spurs boss admitted, ahead of his side’s 3-2 win over West Ham, that he needed to see what was in Eriksen’s heart and head when explaining why he opted not to start the playmaker on Saturday.
Eriksen made it public knowledge in the summer that he wanted to leave Spurs for a new challenge and his future is still uncertain despite the transfer window shutting as he only has seven months left on his contract.
Robinson believes Eriksen’s situation has been a huge problem for Spurs for far too long and admitted he was just happy to see that Mourinho had at least attempted to address the issue.
When asked about Mourinho’s remarks on dropping Eriksen, Robinson told Football Insider: “It’s finally someone standing up and dealing with the situation.
“It’s gone on for far too long and it has been a huge problem which has affected the team and Eriksen’s form.
“Eriksen is nowhere near the player he has been in recent seasons and this has been hanging over the club for a long time and Mourinho has done what every Spurs fan and pundit is thinking.
“He’s gone in there and thought you’re clearly not right, you sit there until you sort yourself out one way or another.”
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder has only played 15 times across all competitions this season for Spurs and only featured for 11 minutes of Mourinho’s first game in charge against the Hammers.
In his 2018/19 season, Eriksen regularly featured for the North London club with him racking up 10 goals and 17 assists in the 51 appearances he made.
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