In the summer of 2020 and this winter, Christian Eriksen had to leave Inter. The Dane still stayed on Giuseppe Meazza, and Antonio Conte started to find him a role. That resulted in the increasing minutes of the former Tottenham playmaker, who played the last six league matches for the Nerazzurri and recorded four starts.
"I don't know if Eriksen, who plays a bit more often, is new or old Eriksen. In the current system, I play a little more behind, so I'm more involved in defensive tasks. I always have to be ready to tackle and get the ball back.
It is obvious that I had to adapt because I used to play much more offensively, "explained the Dane.
He is still waiting for the first goal or assist in this season of Serie A, in which he has 16 appearances, but for a start, the most important thing for him is that he has finally established the continuity of appearing on the field.
"I've been here for a little over a year and we all do what the coach requires of us. I've learned things that weren't so familiar to me in the past." "Conte and I are getting to know each other more and more.
It makes it easier for both of us to understand how we should play in" "You see that there have been a lot of changes since the period when Brozovic was alone. It is up to the coach to determine our roles. We do not play every game in the same way - the setting and the way we will endanger them depends on the opponent," Eriksen pointed out.
Inter is in a series of eight victories and from the moment they took the first position from Milan, it seems that they are irresistibly rushing towards the title of Italian champion, the first since 2010. "The Italian language is going well for me, not great, but solid.
Scudetto is one of the first words I learned, but we can only dream until we really conquer it," said the Danish national team player. Eleven rounds before the end, the Neroazuri have nine points more than city rival Milan, ten from Juventus who have a match less.
In any case, a nice advantage before the April matches with Bologna and Cagliari, opponents who would have to fall, having in mind the balance of power on paper and Inter's flawless form.