Inter’s Christian Eriksen: “Europa League Is An Important Competition, Looking Forward To Bayer Leverkusen Game”

Inter’s Christian Eriksen: “Europa League Is An Important Competition, Looking Forward To Bayer Leverkusen Game”
August 6, 2020 21:29
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Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen has shared his delight with the impact he made from the bench in last night’s Europa League last 16 victory over Getafe, in which he scored Inter’s second goal.

“When you come on from the bench, you always want to make the biggest impact you can on the game,” he explained in an interview with Inter’s official club broadcaster Inter TV earlier on today.

“I was fortunate to be able to make the most of an opportunity which came my way having just entered the fray. We killed off the match, which was a tough encounter, and managed to progress.”

He then spoke on the fact he scored his goal with his left foot, despite being a right footed player and even though he scored he shared that he felt he could have done better.

“For me, shooting with my right or left doesn’t make a difference. The ball came to my left foot and I struck it quickly. I could have perhaps made a better connection, but the goalkeeper had gone down early and it all worked out.”

The Danish national team player then went on to speak about the progress Inter have made in the competition, his hopes for fans to be able to return soon and Inter’s next Europa League opponents, Bayer Leverkusen in the quarter final stage.

“This is an important competition. It doesn’t matter where and under what conditions you’re playing, you should only be focused on the upcoming match.

“It’s certainly not as fun playing without fans, the atmosphere isn’t there. We’ll try to excite them while they’re watching on TV, and we’re hoping that we’ll be able to embrace our supporters again soon.

“As regards our next opponents, it’ll be a great game against Bayer Leverkusen. They have good players and have done well in the cup.”

In conclusion the former Ajax player spoke on the differences that he has found between the Premier League and Serie A following his first few months experiencing Italian football.

“Premier League football is certainly more direct. You’re constantly running up and down the pitch. In Italy, meanwhile, more attention is paid to winning the ball back and managing certain moments of the match.

“I’ve had to deal with being man-marked at times. It’s a different kind of game from what I’m used to, but it’s enjoyable and I like it.”

Since joining Inter, Eriksen has made 23 appearances across all competitions to date in which he has scored four goals and provided a total of three assists for his teammates.

By Cammy Anderson