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Published: 15:45 | 8/9/16

Poch welcomes new Eriksen deal

Manager pleased to keep midfielder

Mauricio Pochettino hopes Christian Eriksen can return to form after finally agreeing a new deal with Tottenham.

Eriksen has been in talks over an extension since September last year but he only put pen to paper on a new four-year deal earlier this week.

The 24-year-old, who scored six and set up 13 Premier League goals last season, has looked below his best in his three starts for Tottenham this year and Pochettino admits the protracted contract negotiations may have affected his form.

"It is important for him and for us," Pochettino replied when asked about Eriksen's new deal.

"It stops the rumours and he can be focused on playing football only. That is the last time that we talk about Eriksen's contract, there were some rumours. It is good for him and the club and we are all happy.

"To be honest, we were always behind him, trying to help, but subconsciously maybe speculation can affect you when you're in process to negotiate your future."

Eriksen has made more than 130 appearances for Tottenham since joining from Ajax in 2013 and Pochettino is pleased he has agreed to remain at White Hart Lane for another four years.

"Sometimes it is difficult but we trust Christian Eriksen, he is happy to stay and there is no doubt he will improve his performance in the future," he added.

"If the club give him a better contract, it's because he deserves it. It's not about money, the performance. It's only about being focused in training, improve fitness, quality, relationship with team-mates on pitch, but I have no doubt about Christian Eriksen's quality, skills.

"The younger and more experienced players have ups and downs during 10 months of the season, and during their careers.

"We want and we expect top performances in every game - to play well, score goals - and that is difficult. But no doubt about Christian he is very important player for us, as he was for a few years."

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