Jose Mourinho Confirms That He Would Not Stand in the Way of Christian Eriksen’s Departure

​Jose Mourinho has admitted that he won’t stand in the way if Christian Eriksen wants to leave the club, but has warned the player that his chances of selection will be reduced by the uncertainty over his long-term future at ​Tottenham.

​Eriksen was linked all summer with a move away from Spursand intimated as much to the media, before eventually staying put at the Premier League side. Eriksen’s contract expires in June, meaning he is free to talk to foreign clubs in January.

Christian Eriksen

Mourinho has claimed Eriksen’s selection will be based on a “perspective of the future”.

But remaining coy, ​he explained: “I’m not going to tell you what we said.

“Just between me and him – and Amazon.”

Mourinho added Eriksen is “committed, loves the club and is one of us”.

He added: “The important thing is that he’s committed with us so let’s not talk about his future, let’s not talk about what is going to happen. Is he leaving? Is he staying? Let’s talk about his commitment for the club and for his colleagues and for the project and he’s with us.”

“My decisions about starting him or not starting, selecting or not select, will be based on a perspective of a future. I cannot hide that. It will also be based on a perspective of a future.

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.

“These important decisions obviously they have an influence on my decisions as a head coach, but the important thing is that Christian staying or leaving, he’s that type of guy who easily I could understand.

“A proper guy, loves the club, loves his colleagues, amazing colleague in the dressing room. So it doesn’t matter what, he’s one of us until the last day.”

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