‘Some Spurs fans got angry’ – Eriksen opens up on leaving in January and his regrets

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Christian Eriksen departed North London after seven seasons as a Tottenham Hotspur player in the January transfer window, swapping the Premier League for Serie A and Inter Milan.

However, the Great Dane only managed eight games and one goal for the Italian side before the coronavirus pandemic called a halt to European football (Wikipedia).

Ever since lockdown measures were imposed in Italy, the former Spurs man has been staying at an Inter Milan complex with a chef and members of club staff.

Eriksen was unable to win any trophies during his time at Tottenham, despite making the Champions League Final last season.

He was also part of a League Cup Final side and the squad that pushed for two Premier League titles, losing out each time to Leicester City and Chelsea.

The Danish playmaker recorded 305 appearances and 69 goals for the Lilywhites during his time at the club (Wikipedia).

However, he has now opened up on his regrets at leaving Spurs, claiming that he wishes he could have left on better terms.

Eriksen told Danish newspaper, Jyllands Posten (as relayed by Football Italia): “It seemed the right move for me, as they [Inter] were very eager to sign me, and that’s important for a player to know he is wanted. It meant they would’ve done anything to bring me in.

“Some Tottenham fans got angry when I said in a BBC interview that I had a better chance of winning something at Inter, but that is the truth, there are many stronger teams in England.

“There will always be people at Spurs who are angry with me, but the vast majority of fans were positive and I liked playing for that club. I met some lovely people and have fond memories.

“I would’ve liked to leave in different circumstances, but that’s not how football works.”

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