Christian Eriksen opens up on whether he wanted to leave Inter amidst Spurs links

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Christian Eriksen has admitted that this has been most difficult season of his career but insisted that he was always determined to stay at Inter Milan and fight for his place. 

Eriksen endured a difficult first 12 months at Inter after leaving Spurs to join the Serie A giants last January. 

It seemed as though the midfielder had failed to win over Antonio Conte and multiple sources (RMC Sport and  Gazzetta dello Sport) indicated during January that the Dane could potentially re-sign for Tottenham, just a year on from leaving the club. 

However, the 29-year-old stayed put at Inter and his fortunes have changed over the last couple of months, with the midfielder now getting plenty of game time under his belt. 

Reports in Italy indicate that Eriksen’s proposed return to Tottenham fell through in the end due to Inter’s demands of a sizable loan fee (CalcioMercato). 

The former Spurs midfielder has admitted that he is now much happier as a player now that he is getting regular football under his belt.

Eriksen told TV2 Sport (as translated by The Daily Mirror): “It was the hardest and most demanding season of my career.

“It was like going up and down continuously, but now I feel like I have recovered well.

“Not because I wanted to escape, I really wanted to fight for my place and I always have. I was sure that if my chance came, I would probably try to grab it.

“It was mentally difficult. I came to Inter to play football and, when you aren’t allowed to do it, it’s annoying.

“Off the pitch it was absolutely fantastic. Milan is a beautiful city and the family is fine. It was only on the pitch that something was missing.

“Being an Inter player has always been nice, but the best moment is being able to play more. I’m having a great time, I was good at isolating myself and concentrating.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

It did not seem like either Levy or Mourinho were particularly keen on re-signing Eriksen in January. I suspect he was only a backup option in case Dele Alli were to complete his loan move to PSG. 

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