It looks like things aren’t exactly going according to plan for Christian Eriksen at Inter Milan.
The midfielder arrived at Inter amidst great fanfare after the Italian giants successfully managed to sign him from Tottenham in January, with whom he had just six months left on his contract.
The Denmark international flattered to deceive in his last year in North London but he would have hoped that a change in surroundings would have helped him get back to his best.
However, it hasn’t turned out that way so far as the 27-year-old has largely had to be content with a bit-part role since joining Antonio Conte’s side.
Eriksen has come under some severe criticism after Inter lost 2-0 to Juventus last weekend with Gazzetta Dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) questioning the midfielder’s positioning and labelling him a ‘mysterious object’ given how little he’s shown since joining the Nerazzurri.
Former Inter Milan defender Fulvio Collovati has bow blasted the former Spurs star and insisted that it was his lack of pace and his positioning that is the problem.
Speaking about Eriksen, he told Tutto Mercato Web: “He is a difficult player and I have always said it.
“I’ve often followed Tottenham and he’s a player who has great qualities but at a slow pace. If Conte doesn’t start him it means he doesn’t feel ready.
“The last year at Tottenham he had ended on the sidelines and not for contractual reasons.”
Asked if it’s a problem with the 3-5-2 system, Collovati responded: “I don’t think it’s a problem of formation. It’s a question of pace and location. In Italy, you have to get used to the man.”
Collovati’s comments follow those of former West Ham midfielder Paolo Di Canio, who claimed that Eriksen will become a problem for Antonio Conte (Sky Sport Club show on Sky Italia on 8/3/20 as quoted by the Daily Mail).
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At least this clears up the fact that it wasn’t due to a lack of interest that Eriksen was playing so poorly during his last year or so at Spurs. The midfielder has hit a rough patch of form and is finding it hard to play himself out of it. I believe Eriksen will come good at Inter once he gets used to the Serie A as he will come to enjoy the time he will get on the ball in Italy.
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