Eriksen’s team-mate reveals why midfielder is not able to reproduce Spurs form at Inter

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Dom Le Roy

AC Milan defender Simon Kjaer has claimed that Christian Eriksen is not tactically suited to the way Antonio Conte wants his Inter Milan side to play.

Since his move to Inter in January of this year, Eriksen has looked a shadow of the player he was at Spurs and has struggled to get a run of games in the side.

Reports indicate that he could be set to leave the San Siro just a year after joining the club, with the Serie A giants keen to get the former Tottenham midfielder off their wage bill (Football Insider).

Eriksen has admitted that he is unhappy with his lack of game time and hinted at the possibility of a move away from the club (TV2 Sport).

Legendary Denmark midfielder Michael Laudrup suggested last week that the former Tottenham man’s struggles at Inter might be due to his failure to adapt culturally to life in Italy rather than a case of him not tactically suiting Serie A ( TV3 via Goal.com).

However, Kjaer disagreed with Laudrap and insisted that Conte’s style of play does not suit the 28-year-old.

The central defender told Gazzetta dello Sport (as relayed by Football Italia): “We are very close friends, we talk to each other every week and as soon as we can see each other.

“His situation reminds me of what I was dealing with at Atalanta, as sometimes the ideas and methods of a coach suit you perfectly, at times they don’t. I know he won’t give in.”

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