‘It was so difficult to win a trophy before’ – Eriksen on success at Inter Milan

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Christian Eriksen
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The search for a new manager at Tottenham Hotspur looks set to enter another week and the rumour mill is showing no signs of slowing, with new coaches being added to the list at an alarming rate.

Antonio Conte was linked with the hot seat over the past week, with the Italian media reported that the Inter Milan manager has already held talks over the Spurs job (Corriere Dello Sport). 

Such an appointment would be a huge coup, with Conte winning Inter their first league title in eleven years last week.

A former Tottenham man has had a tremendous impact on the Inter side in the past months. Christian Eriksen struggled at first for game-time and was even linked with a move back to North London (Sky Sports).

However, the Danish midfielder has spoken very highly of Conte after emerging into his plans over the last few months.

The 29-year-old was speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport regarding the former Chelsea manager and, although he spoke very fondly of Conte, he didn’t appear to know a huge deal about his future.

Eriksen said: “I’m so happy with Antonio Conte now, 6 months ago I had chances to leave the club but everything has changed… and I want to stay. I don’t know if Conte is staying at Inter or not, it’s up to him and to the club, they’ll decide together.”

Eriksen also spoke about winning a trophy for the first time since 2013 with Ajax: “It was so difficult to win a trophy before. Now I am experiencing perhaps the best moment in my career. I do things differently and now I have a trophy in my name.”

Throughout his career, the Italian manager has impressed wherever he has managed. Conte has won five league titles at Juventus, Chelsea, and Inter Milan. In addition to this, he guided Italy to a respectable Quarter-Final finish back in Euro 2016.

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If Spurs were to convince Conte to join the club, it would be a tremendous appointment. His style of football entertains many, and the Premier League has seen first-hand what he can achieve in a short space of time. Conte would also return to England with a point to prove, after being treated poorly by Chelsea.

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