“Off his head” – A lot of Tottenham Hotspur fans are baffled by Paul Merson’s claims about Spurs’ chances of making the top four.
The ex-Arsenal player has claimed that Tottenham will not make the Champions League next season – if they sell Christian Eriksen.
He believes that without Eriksen Spurs will not make the top four because they were struggling to break down Aston Villa – until the Dane was introduced from the bench.
The 27-year-old did change the game against Villa, and there is no denying that – but Mauricio Pochettino was deprived of Heung Min Son, Dele Alli, and Giovani Lo Celso.
So, to claim that Spurs losing Eriksen will prevent them finishing in the top four seems ludicrous.
Eriksen is a valuable player, but he will not decide if Spurs make it to the Champions League next season or not.
These Tottenham fans are furious at Merson.
See the best of the reaction below.
"If Eriksen leaves, I doubt they will get top four…" ????
Paul Merson believes Tottenham simply cannot afford to lose their playmaker
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— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 13, 2019
That game was without Son, Alli, Lo Celso but ok
— Lamela SZN (@bhCOYS) August 13, 2019
Would hate to see Tottenham Do well wouldn’t you Mersey ????
— Steve Flannery (@Flannery350) August 13, 2019
Breaking news Ex Arsenal player think spurs will struggle. ????????♂️ think he has said that for last few seasons. Eriksen leaves it will be a big loss, but Ali, Sonny to come back in new signings will bed in pretty quick. Would be more concerned about Luiz at his club
— Carl MARJORAM (@CARLMARJORAM) August 13, 2019
Many Spurs fans cannot believe what Merson has said – and they think because of his Arsenal roots he wants them to fail.
I agree Erisken is massively important to us and I really hope he stays… Lets not forget we didn’t have Son, Dele, Lo Celso or Vertonghen in the squad against Villa.. we have good strength in depth
— Luke Neville (@lukenev13) August 13, 2019
He watched one game where Alli, Son, Lo Celso and Sessengon all weren’t available. I agree it’ll be a massive loss if Eriksen goes, but there are players still to come in.
— Gatsby (@_Gatsby90) August 13, 2019
Other Spurs fans except that Eriksen is important, but he is not irreplaceable – and Tottenham would be fine without him.
Merse’s off his head again.
— Sai ⚡️ (@saiborg_) August 13, 2019
Merson’s head’s gone
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) August 13, 2019
Good that Paul Merson has no clue ????
— Bernhard Trogrlic (@Beno_Hotspur) August 13, 2019
Finally, a lot of Tottenham fans think that Merson is cracking up.