Antonio Conte offers blunt assessment of Christian Eriksen’s impact at Inter

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Former Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen has been warned to forget his time at Tottenham after being dropped by Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte.

The Daily Mail report that Eriksen is enduring a difficult time at the Italian giants and was left out of the starting eleven by the former Chelsea manager ahead of the clash against Torino.

Life off the pitch has been just as challenging for the Dane after being forced to live at the Inter training ground over the lockdown period without the company of his partner and child who were still living in London.

Despite his struggles, Conte ruthlessly axed Eriksen from the side which won 3-1 against Torino on Monday night (Sky Sports).

Conte insists Eriksen must forget his reputation which he built up during his time in England and must show more belief in his ability.

‘He has to hold down certain levels, but balance is needed. He’s improving and he’s aware that he joined an ambitious club that is asking a lot of him,’ Conte said.

‘Expectations are high in Italy. The bigger the name you are, the more people expect from you.

In his first season in Serie A, Eriksen has provided a disappointing return of just one goal and two assists in 11 appearances (Transfermarkt).

Conte added: ‘I’ve worked in England and the situation there is more enjoyable, more peaceful. He’s committed and doing well, but I have to make decisions for the good of Inter.

‘When I pick a player, I don’t look from the neck up. I want them to carry on like this. This team have great spirit. Sometimes they need to believe in their quality more.’

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Eriksen’s time at Spurs did end on a sour note, however, I wanted to see him return to his best at Inter and it seems he is struggling big time. He has had a tough time off the field over the lockdown period without his family but his time on the pitch has been just as testing.

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