According to Gazzetta dello Sport, as per Sempre Inter, the Italian manager feels that the Danish international’s intensity and physical condition needs to improve if he is going to become a core part of the team. It also suggests that he would have preferred to sign Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal instead during the January transfer window.
Spurs originally signed Eriksen from Ajax in 2013 and he went on to make 305 appearances for the north London club in his time there, contributing 69 goals and 89 assists. However, he made it clear that he was keen to leave the Lilywhites last summer and eventually completed a January move to the Italian giants.
Are you glad to hear Eriksen is struggling at Inter?
No, I want him to do well there
Reaction from Spurs fans to the report on Eriksen can be seen in the tweets below.
Couldn’t care less. Finished in every level.
— Patrick (@PatrickyTHFC) April 19, 2020
He definitely is a class player but I don’t think he suites the style there. What a shame.
— ?? (at ) (@plast1cmem0ry) April 19, 2020
In hindsight, maybe Levy’s best bit of business
— Deco (@miamibyrne) April 19, 2020
Grass isn’t always greener
— ManLikeJimmy (@ortner_jan) April 19, 2020
Eriksen doesn’t have a physical side to his game and intensity is a rarely used word when describing anything he does
— To Dare Is Too Dear (@toDAREis2DEAR) April 19, 2020
He was neither physical or had intensity at spurs so not sure what conte is on about we had him at his best now Inter can have the remains looking back on it Danny boy done well to get as much as he did for him not looking like it was a great buy for Inter is it
— Martinlincolnspur (@Martinlincolns1) April 19, 2020
These Spurs fans don’t seem to think that Eriksen will be able to provide much physicality in Conte’s side and seemingly think they got a good deal by selling him to Inter in January.
What do we think?
Eriksen’s performances with Spurs had certainly tailed off at the beginning of the season, considering he averaged a disappointing 6.51 rating for his performances in the Premier League. It will be interesting to see if he can find form in Serie A when the season resumes.