Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli spoke about Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, who left North London after six and a half seasons to join Inter earlier this week, in an interview earlier today with British broadcaster Sky Sports UK.
“He’s a phenomenon. I sent him a sad little face as a message, but I’m sure I’ll talk to him. He’s an incredible player, yes, we’ll miss him here, but this is an important step for his career. Since the beginning of the season there has been a lot of speculation about his future, but now it’s over. I wish him all the best, because he’s a great friend and a great person.”
Eriksen made 305 appearances for the North London club in his six and a half seasons there, scoring 69 goals and providing 89 assists in that time. He was a fan favourite and instrumental in the club’s run to the Champions League final last season. However, his failed move away from Spurs last summer saw his form drop this season with the club, which was seen when he refused to sign a contract extension.
Eriksen joined Inter on a four-and-a-half-year deal, with coach Antonio Conte believing that the player will be instrumental in the Nerazzurri’s fight for the league title this season. The Dane is set to make both his first start and his league debut for Inter in today’s game against Udinese.