Eriksen Tottenham stay does not depend on Champions League football

The Denmark international midfielder has moved to allay fears that missing out on a top-four finish could see a mass exodus of big names from White Hart Lane during the summer

Christian Eriksen has indicated that he will stay at Tottenham next season, whether or not the club qualify for the Champions League.

Spurs have lost just two Premier League games since Tim Sherwood replaced Andre Villas-Boas but still sit fifth in the table, four points behind Manchester City – who have two games in hand – and six adrift of rivals Arsenal and Liverpool.

And while Eriksen admits that playing in the Champions League is vital to attracting top names to White Hart Lane, the Dane plans to remain with the club.

“I don’t know how other guys are thinking but I’m happy where I am and hopefully we’ll get to the Champions League anyway,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think it is important for the club and the calibre of player that could come, or stay. I think everybody wants to go to the Champions League.

“I’ve tried it before at Ajax and you see everything is bigger, the atmosphere, the TV rights, the people watching.

“The Europa League is great but the Champions League is what everybody wants, it’s the best place to play.”

Spurs face Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.