Christian Eriksen transfer future: Jose Mourinho says Eriksen will play against Boro in FA Cup replay on Tuesday

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho with Christian Eriksen
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho with Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen will line-up for Tottenham in their FA Cup replay with Middlesbrough on Tuesday, with Jose Mourinho confirming he'll keep playing him despite talk of him leaving in January.

Spurs must go again with Sky Bet Championship side Boro after a 1-1 draw at the Riverside in their third round encounter.

Eriksen is out of contract in the summer and looks set to depart this m onth with talk of Inter Milan being on the verge of agreeing a deal for the Denmark international.

Mourinho, though, has no qualms about starting the wantaway playmaker to give him the best chance of progressing in the FA Cup - which offers Spurs their best chance of success this season.

"He plays tomorrow," Mourinho said of Eriksen. "After that I have a match on Saturday and he maybe plays on Saturday again.

"I cannot tell you much more than that."

Mourinho will be going all-out to try and bring silverware back to Spurs in his first season in charge, with the club having gone 12 years without winning anything.

Danny Rose insists Spurs will have a team out on Tuesday that they feel is capable of winning the game, with Mourinho keen to try and repeat his trick of bringing silverware to every club he manages.

"Whoever we played, Mauricio wanted to win. Period," Rose said, defending his former boss' approach to the competition.

"Whatever team he put out, he fully believed that team could win.

"It's no different with the manager now. It's obvious that he's a serial winner. Wherever he goes he wins trophies. That's a fact.

"Whatever team he puts out on Tuesday will be a team he fully expects to win and it's obvious that the FA Cup is something he has an eye on this season."

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