Inter’s Christian Eriksen: “AC Milan’s Simon Kjaer Helped Me A Lot When I Moved To Italy”

Inter’s Christian Eriksen: “AC Milan’s Simon Kjaer Helped Me A Lot When I Moved To Italy”
October 11, 2020 21:30
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Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen spoke about compatriot AC Milan defender Simon Kjaer in an interview with Danish broadcaster TV2 earlier today.

First, the 28-year-old spoke about how it would feel to be the youngest player in Danish history to achieve 100 caps with the national team.

“It will be really a good thing. And also, funny because when you play it’s not something you think about. You only think about playing a new game and another game after it.

“But I’m sure that once I’ve stuck my boots on, wherever I end up on the list, I’ll be proud to have played so many games for the Danish national team.”

The Inter midfielder spoke about some of the great players who are ahead of him in the list, like Michael Laudrup, Morten Olsen or Peter Schmeichel.

“These are the greats of the national team who have played for many, many years. That’s the great thing, it means you might end up pinching your arm when you’re done and you can see where the name Eriksen is on that list.”

Finally, Eriksen spoke about how Kjaer helped him settle when he first arrived in Italy. The Danish defender, who plays for AC Milan, will face his compatriot in the Milanese derby next weekend.

“After all, he speaks fluent Italian. So I asked a lot of things and got a lot of help in relation to Italy and how you live there.”

The 28-year-old Eriksen, who is contracted to the Nerazzurri until 2024, has struggled to adapt to coach Antonio Conte’s tactical system since joining from Tottenham in the January transfer window.

The former Spurs man is not set to start against the Rossoneri next weekend, with 23-year-old Italian Nicolo Barella starting ahead of him.

By Apollo Heyes
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