As Eriksen pushes to leave Spurs the excitement felt by Tanganga at making a first-team mark is striking
As Christian Eriksen made his latest attempt to say goodbye to Tottenham, having earlier been jeered by sections of the home crowd, it was difficult to ignore how cold and cynical the business of football can be. Or, on a more micro level, how much longer this saga has to run.
Eriksen made it clear he wanted a fresh challenge last June only for nothing to materialise over the summer. He appeared to be saying his farewells after the home defeat by Liverpool on Saturday, when his substitution had been cheered by some supporters, and he went through the same routine after the FA Cup replay win against Middlesbrough on Tuesday, handing over his shirt to a young fan. The announcement of his name before the game had been booed.