Christian Eriksen could leave Tottenham if European giants bid £50m

Mauricio Pochettino is happy with his selection choices

Mauricio Pochettino is happy with his selection choices

The impression Pochettino gave before Sunday's home game against Newcastle was that he was bracing himself for a bid for Eriksen before 2 September.

Wanyama had been a featured player at the base of the midfield for Pochettino during his time at Southampton and the Argentine brought the Kenya global to Spurs in a £12.3 million ($15.2m) move back in 2016.

Pochettino said in a press conference when asked whether Wanyama will be leaving: "I don't know".

And Pochettino offered little sympathy for his long-time charge, declaring the club is not a charity, and saying all players need to constantly prove they deserve to be in a manager's plans.

"It's not the best situation for him (Eriksen) and for everyone", Pochettino told reporters. And of course for the player too, because it's two interests. We can not be on one side or the other.

"You try to minimalism the problem, try to treat the situation". The most important thing is to try to take the best decision for both sides'. This is an important player who needs to help the team with his performances to get positive results.

He admits that the midfielder has been unlucky with injuries but conceded that other players have stepped up to take his place in the team.

The 28-year-old midfielder joined Tottenham from Southampton in 2016 and has made 93 appearances for the club over the last three years.

On game No 500 as a manager, Pochettino said: 'It means almost 50 official games a year and that means that I didn't have holidays!

"I am making clear the answer is not about Victor, but we are not a charity - it is about performance and the coaching staff have a lot of different options to play different players".

'It's not easy. Because of rumours, things happen around you.

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