The Dane is out of contract at the end of next season and is now stalling on a new deal, with Real Madrid reported to be interested in signing him.
Tottenham can take another step towards securing their top-four berth in Saturday's crucial London derby against West Ham before focusing on the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Ajax next week. "We are fighting with the best Liverpool ever, one of the best teams I've seen in my life".
Desperate times call for desperate measures at this stage of the season and Brighton have no time to worry about what people might think of their ultra-defensive approach to this relegation battle with Cardiff City.
"I was at Etihad Stadium on Saturday and, although Tottenham lost to City, they had enough chances to take at least a point". The timing for him or for the club to be agreeing something is maybe different to another player. We must focus on trying to achieve the things that we want.
'Of course I hope and I wish that Christian can be with us in the future, ' Pochettino said in his post-match press conference.
Tottenham can grow its third-place lead in the Premier League on Tuesday with a win over Brighton.
Alderweireld had another effort deflected while Eriksen tested Ryan as it looked like Spurs were going to be held to their first goalless draw in 68 games.
Consistency has been hard to come by all for all of them, so a win for Spurs could prove to be massive in the long run, particularly with Chelsea and Manchester United set to face each other at the weekend.
"It is in our hands to be in the top four". "If we are capable of winning the next three games in the Premier League then we will be third".
Janssen didn't make much of an impression, but Tottenham kept pressing and, with their 29th shot, Eriksen finally landed the knockout blow in the 88th minute. "You need the quality to find that space or the last pass to brake the opponent when they are so deep".
"If we managed the game a little bit better at the end we would have got the result we wanted".
"It's a pressurised situation but we have put ourselves in it and we have to deal with it".