Former Inter manager Andrea Stramaccioni has shared his belief that Inter attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen is still yet to convince current Inter manager Antonio Conte.

Eriksen joined Inter back in the most recent January transfer window from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur but has left a lot to be desired with almost all of his performances for the club.

The Danish national team player, who arrived in a circa €20 million deal, has made 28 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored four goals and provided three assists for his teammates.

“It is unlikely that Conte will rely on Eriksen from the first minute against AC Milan. He still hasn’t convinced him. Him coming on could affect the balance on the pitch much more,” Stramaccioni explained in an interview with Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, which appeared in yesterday’s print edition.

Stramaccioni, who was last manager of Iranian club Esteghlal, was also asked about how Inter manager Antonio Conte can prepare for the upcoming Milan derby given he will not have his full squad available to him until two days before the game.

“The two pre-match sessions will be mainly tactical and motivational but it would be more difficult to prepare for a match against a less famous opponent than it would be a derby.”

In conclusion he was asked which player he would have on the bench to come off and change the match: “Sanchez without a doubt. He can be devastating. He is a much more complete player today.”