Former Inter and Danish national team defender Thomas Helveg has insisted that compatriot Christian Eriksen needs to be given time.
Eriksen joined Inter on a four and a half year deal in the most recent January transfer market from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur for circa €20 million.
Eriksen has shown glimpses of what he is capable of but for the most part he has left a lot to be desired with the majority of his performances.
Since his arrival at the Nerazzurri club, the 28-year-old former Ajax player has made 15 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored three goals and provided just as many assists for his teammates.
“Christian has absolutely nothing to do, he is a very calm boy and a champion can be expected to have a different character,” Helveg explained in an interview with Italian radio station Radio Musica Television show ‘Taca La Marca’ yesterday afternoon.
“He does not lack anything and he has a lot of quality. Christian is not the type of player who makes the difference on the first day. He needs time to get to know the enivornment. He is not someone who breaks through the door right away.”
Helveg spent a single season with Inter, the 2003/04 season. During his time with the club, the former AC Milan player made 32 appearances, in which he provided one assist.