Legendary former Inter captain Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Bergomi has shared his desire to see more from Inter attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The Danish national team player joined Inter in a circa €20 million deal from Tottenham Hotspur in the most recent January transfer window.
He struggled to adapt to Inter manager Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 system therefore Conte changed to a 3-4-1-2 setup in order to allow Eriksen to play in his natural role and whilst he has shown glimpses of brilliance, Bergomi thinks that what he has done thus far is not enough.
“Eriksen has to grow a lot, what he is doing is not enough,” Bergomi explained in an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia show ‘L’Originale’ yesterday evening.
“Conte’s mezzala must run box to box, Eriksen is not the right mezzala. He plays with less intensity than what Conte wants. Eriksen needs to play with more intensity and get it into his head that he has to throw himself into things or otherwise he will struggle in our league.”
Bergomi, who spent the entirety of his playing career at Inter, then discussed an area of the team where he would like to see Inter improve and discussed some of the standout attributes of Achraf Hakimi.
“If Inter keeps this system they have to improve on the wings, Hakimi is very fast and has technical quality.”
Bergomi made 754 appearances for Inter during his career, a total which has only been bettered by Javier Zanetti. Bergomi won two Scudetto, three UEFA Cups, one Coppa Italia and one Supercoppa Italiana.