Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is confident that the uncertainty surrounding Christian Eriksen's contract situation will not distract his players from the task of competing for the Premier League title.
Eriksen's current deal expires in 2020 and attempts to extend his stay further have stalled, leading to speculation that the Danish midfielder could leave at the end of the season.
"Football is so dynamic. It changes every day, every season. It depends not only on your decision, but it is always a player's decision. Now is a moment to enjoy our present," said Pochettino, quoted by Sky Sports News.
"Of course, it is a person that the club wants for the future, but now we need to be focused - a player like him is focused and tries to deliver a great performance in the way that we need.
"A decision is going to happen at the end of the season or [maybe] a decision will happen in the next few days, in January.
"I hope we are going to take the best decision for the club and hope the player can take the best decision for them and for the club - it is about negotiation and many things that happen."
With the top two facing each other on 3rd January, Tottenham could put themselves right in the mix if they take maximum points from a favourable looking festive schedule, starting against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.