Inter Milan legend makes critical claim about Christian Eriksen

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Dom Le Roy

Former Inter Milan player Beppe Bergomi has claimed that Christian Eriksen may not have the talent to be a force in Serie A.

The 28-year-old has only featured in 95 minutes of Inter’s four matches in the Italian top flight this term (transfermarkt).

Having struggled to establish himself in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven, Eriksen admitted recently that he is not prepared to sit on the bench for the whole season and hinted to Conte that he hopes this will not be the aim of his manager (The Sun).

Having had just six months left on his contract, Eriksen left Spurs in January for £16.9million (BBC) ending a six and a half year spell in North London.

Bergomi admitted that he is yet to be convinced that Eriksen and believes that he is the club’s second choice behind Nicolò Barella.

The Inter legend called on Eriksen to show his mental toughness to turn around his fortunes in Milan.

“Eriksen will always be a problem for Inter and the questions on why he isn’t playing will always be there,” Bergomi told Radio Deejay.

“Antonio Conte gave the best possible response, but we should ask ourselves if Eriksen really does have the talent to dominate in Serie A? I have never been convinced.

“Nicolò Barella is currently the best midfielder at Inter and he will take the trequartista role today against Milan. Eriksen can be an alternative option.

“We have to wait and see if the Dane’s mentality changes. He wouldn’t be the first to struggle in Serie A and shine in the Premier League, such as Gianfranco Zola and Dennis Bergkamp.”

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