​Tottenham Hotspur's Danish sensation Christian Eriksen held a meeting with manager Mauricio Pochettino this week after being 'mystified' about playing on the left-wing.

The former Ajax midfielder is the typical a number 10 and prefers to play in behind Harry Kane as he did last season, however Pochettino has preferred to use Mousa Dembélé or Dele Alli in a central position with Eriksen having to move out wide. 

The Spurs manager has played down talks that Eriksen is unhappy at the club, he was reported as saying: “He has said he is happy and that he wants to stay. He is young and he knows he is important for us. He has a future with us."

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Since his move to North London in 2013 Eriksen has become a focal point in Tottenham's midfield, playing in all 38 Premier League fixtures last season. He managed to finish the season on 11 Premier League goals and if he's to hit similar figures this year he will be keen to play in a more central role. 

Eriksen has scored just twice this year from the left but has created an impressive 50 chances for his team. It's a dilemma for Pochettino whether to keep his star player happy or keep the system the same as his Spurs side, for the most part, have been performing well this season. Spurs lie in 4th place in the Premier League, seven points behind league leaders and bitter rivals Arsenal. 

“He is a talented player and we can only hope that he starts to score again. This is a different season, we have a different style of play, he has different team-mates and sometimes it is about form. Sometimes different things happen in players’ lives,” Pochettino added.