Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen is disappointed with his international formGetty

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen believes he must replicate his impressive goals and assists record for Denmark following a disappointing loss to Portugal.

The Danes suffered a 1-0 defeat thanks to a last-minute headed winner from Cristiano Ronaldo in their European Championship qualifier on Tuesday 14 October as the visitors claimed their first win of their Group I campaign.

Eriksen was left particularly frustrated with his own performance. "It could have been better. There was very little space," he was quoted as saying by Danish outlet Bold.

"We tried to find some opportunities and create a little, but there was not much room for it. It was a day where we just didn't hit it.

"I got the ball and should have brought myself into the game even more. I am not getting the goals and assists and that is not what I want. You always hope that you can play your best but it was not like that today."

The international break has also seen Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino presented with a couple of worrisome injury concerns with a trip to Manchester City awaiting on Saturday 18 October.

France manager Didier Deschamps confirmed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had suffered an injury that ruled him out of the 3-0 friendly victory over Armenia on 14 October. Deschamps insisted the Spurs shot-stopper was "a lot better" ahead of kick off but his fitness remains a concern for Pochettino.

Nacer Chadli was also considered a doubt for the visit to the Premier League champions with a hip problem but latest reports suggest Tottenham's top scorer for this season will be passed fit.

The Daily Mail suggests Spurs are making daily checks on the forward's fitness but will leave the final decision regarding his availability until as late as possible.