Jose Mourinho said Christian Eriksen will be available for Tottenham FA Cup replay against Middlesbrough despite admitting that the Denmark star has been affected by talk of a move to Inter Milan.
Though his contract will run out at the end of the season, there are reports Eriksen has agreed terms with Inter Milan, a development that may have unsettled the player at Tottenham.
"He plays tomorrow. After that, I have a match on Saturday and he maybe plays on Saturday again. I cannot tell you much more than that," Mourinho told reporters on Monday.
Eriksen, who has scored just two goals for Tottenham this season, was interpreted as saying farewell to the club when he handed his shirt to a fan and waved to the crowd after the Liverpool loss.
27-year-old Eriksen was criticised for Tottenham's 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, but Mourinho says he understands the player's situation.
"If you ask me the reasons, I am not an idiot, I have been in football many years," he said on AFP.
"A player in this situation, even if he wants -- and I am not criticising him -- it's normal a player in this situation doesn't perform in the highest level.
"But he is helping us in matches he has played for us. He's had positive performances and contributions like against Olympiakos and Norwich."