Cape Town – Star midfielder Christian Eriksen believes that the transfer speculation surrounding certain players at Tottenham is not the reason for their current dip in form.
The Lilywhites are currently languishing eighth in the Premier League after three wins, three draws and two defeats.
Their recent 1-0 loss to Burnley where many predicted the London side to turn up and get three points following their embarrassing 7-2 thumping defeat against Bayern Munich.
"It's definitely my hardest time right now at Tottenham," Eriksen told Danish news outlet Ekstra Bladet while on international duty.
"The first year when I came was probably a bit up and down, but since Pochettino came in 2014 it has been a success story.
"Expectations for us are at a completely different level now. We have to win every time and it's the same feeling we have as players as well.
"We as players must try to keep all the negative things completely out.
"Everyone is professional, and, in all clubs, there is talk of players going away. That side of the matter has no bearing on how we have performed so far this season.
"If I, as a football player, took all the rumours to me, I would float on a cloud. But I know that it can't all be true. It does not affect me what is written."
- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien