Former Inter defender Thomas Helveg discussed Inter’s current squad and Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in an interview in today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Christian Eriksen could be a Scudetto purchase. The fight is open, there will be fun. What do I mean? That Inter, with the purchase of Eriksen, will be able to fight until the end. Maybe it’s the good year.”
Helveg discussed what role he expects the Danish midfielder to fill in the Inter squad.
“Christian, of course, is not a striker. I think he can give his best as a trequartista, he’s a flexible player, who must be left a certain level of freedom. He recovers a lot of balls and can also hurt the enemy when he’s in possession on the wings. The most important thing is that he can look to shoot and score. And then, in addition to his unquestionable technical qualities, he is a player of crazy intelligence.”
The 48-year-old Dane then spoke about Eriksen off the pitch.
“I don’t know him 100%, but I can tell he’s a humble guy, even reserved. He doesn’t like the spotlight and appearing on the front page. He’s a typical Danish boy, so to speak.”
Helveg touched on why Eriksen decided to join the Nerazzurri.
“I knew of the interest of other big European clubs, like Barcelona and Real Madrid. Evidently, he considered Inter the best choice at this point in his career. We’re talking about a top player, even in Denmark they hope to do great things considering that in June there will be a European Championships to play. And he’ll have to try to drag us along.”
Finally, Helveg spoke about what the Danish midfielder could still do to improve.
“Perhaps in evilness when it comes to taking over the match. He’s a star, but he might struggle on his own. If the team around him works, he can make more of an impact.”