Antonio Conte hails the addition of Christian Eriksen to Inter


According to Inter Milan’s manager, the Danish midfielder, Christian Eriksen’s decision to leave Tottenham and choose the Italian club Inter over the bunch of other elite European giants is the proof the Inter’s performance on the pitch. He also felt that the club is going on the right track even after their slight slump in the form.

Just before the transfer deadline day ended, Christian Eriksen moved to Italy from English Premier League who was the third acquisition of Antonio Conte in the January transfer window. The Dane was brought on as a substitute with 24 minutes remaining on the clock in the Coppa Italia quarter-final fixture.

The manager said that Eriksen deal was a coup and is an excellent addition. He opined:

Eriksen was a great coup for this club as he had so many options to choose from and he chose Inter,”

That proves Inter are seen the right way and we are all working to ensure the brand maintains this lustre.

“Eriksen hasn’t been playing very much lately for Spurs, but all told, he is in decent physical shape and is starting to get into our ideas of football. We talked to him a great deal, so he understands what we want from him and fortunately, he is a quick learner.”

Asked if the arrivals of Eriksen, Young and Moses will give Inter enough to win the Scudetto, Conte said: “Time will tell. I am happy to work with these players, but they still need to learn the style of football and the language.

When the intensive period of the fixture list begins, all we can do is cross our fingers and hope there are no injuries. You all saw what happened in the first five months, as there were players forced to play every three days. I hope to have more options to choose and rotate.

Antonio Conte also gave his verdict on the starting eleven of Inter Milan who will be facing Udinese. One of the revelations for Conte, Lautaro Martinez, will start his two-match suspension against Udinese and the manager opined that it is a big loss for them at this stage of the season. Conte said:

Lautaro is a big miss, considering his strong rapport with Romelu Lukaku,” Conte added. “It’s an opportunity for those who haven’t played as much to make the most of the situation.

Either Sebastiano Esposito or Alexis Sanchez will start. Marcelo Brozovic had his first training session with us yesterday and is coming to Udine, then we’ll evaluate his fitness there.

“I expect a tough game, as Udinese are a very physical side with strong quality too. It’ll be a hard match, as they all are in Serie A.