Christian Eriksen has admitted that his move from Tottenham to Inter Milan has not been what he dreamed of.
Eriksen left Tottenham for the Serie A side in January 2020, six months before his contract was due to expire. However, he has not been able to replicate the form he once showed in the Premier League.
He has not completed 90 minutes in Serie A this season, despite making five appearances. In fact, he only did so twice after his move last season.
There were rumours that Inter could cut their losses on the Danish playmaker in the summer transfer window. While that did not happen, his future is likely to be a hot topic of conversation again in January.
Now, Eriksen has given his clearest indication yet that he is unhappy at Inter.
“This isn’t what I dreamed of,” he told TV2. “All players want to play as much as possible, but the coach decides who gets to go on the pitch.
“It is a strange situation, as the fans want to see me playing more and so would I, but the coach has different ideas and as a player I have to respect that.
“Right now it may not be going so well in the club, but in the past, when I did not play that much either, there was great success. I am concentrating on my football, then when the transfer window opens we will see if something will happen or not.”
Eriksen unlikely to see out contract
Half of Eriksen’s 22 appearances in Serie A since joining Inter have come from the bench. He has only scored once in the league in the blue and black colours.
He remains under contract at the San Siro until 2024, but it seems increasingly unlikely he will fulfil that.
Should Inter sell him, they will probably look to recoup the €20m fee they paid Spurs for him back in January. Even that was a cut-price fee due to the lack of time left on his contract, but his stock has fallen in the months since.