‘I spoke to him’ – Conte opens up on Christian Eriksen’s return to football

Christian Eriksen
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Antonio Conte has opened up on Christian Eriksen’s remarkable return to football in his press conference today, with the Dane set to face Spurs this weekend in the Premier League. 

Of course, not only does Eriksen have a history with Tottenham after spending seven years at the club, but he also worked under Conte at Inter Milan last season where the pair won a historic Scudetto.

After his impressive return to competitive action in the fastest league in the world, following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, The Daily Mail have reported that Spurs are thinking about a possible move to bring him back to North London.

Football Insider have also claimed that Eriksen would be open to a sensational return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

However, Fabrizio Romano said on the Here We Go podcast (19/04/22) this week that Eriksen will only decide his future in the summer, and will have a talk with Brentford out of respect for the club once his six-month contract runs out.

Asked about Eriksen’s return to football today, Conte said (Football London): “First of all, I’m very happy to see him, to play football again because the images were terrible for everybody. We suffered a lot for him and his family.

“I had the opportunity to meet him when he had just arrived in Brentford. I spoke to him and his family. We’re talking about not only an important player but a great man. I wish him and his family the best for the present and the future.

“To meet him tomorrow for a game will be a pleasure. It’s incredible because not many times have happened what happened and to see him play football, football is life and it’s great for him and his family because they’ve come back to having a normal life.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

An Eriksen return to Spurs relies on three things. Does Conte want him? I think he would certainly take him. Do Spurs want him? Again, it seems like a no-brainer. But does Eriksen want to come back? That remains to be seen.

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