Legendary Danish footballer Michael Laudrup has dismissed the notion that Christian Eriksen has failed to adapt tactically at Inter.
Since joining Inter back in the most recent January transfer window from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, Eriksen has very much struggled to perform to expectations with one of the main reasons many give for this being he has struggled to get to grips with Inter manager Antonio Conte’s tactics.
“I don’t believe that he hasn’t adapted tactically one bit,” Laudrup explained in an interview with Danish broadcaster TV3 Sport, earlier on today.
“First of all, he’s obviously an excellent player but from a tactical point of view, I don’t understand either. He has two midfielders behind him and in front of him he has a giant like Romelu Lukaku who moves a lot and Lautaro Martinez too.
“Then there are also the full backs. Then there may be many other things behind him. Mentally and culturally and things like that but tactically I don’t believe he can’t adapt.”
He went on to add: “Can his Inter career be relaunched? I don’t know, given how little he obviously plays right now.
“I see that the local press, especially Gazzetta dello Sport which is in Milan, has journalists who are already starting to write that his experience is ending.
“They will get this information somewhere, but also from the club, right? Then the question might arise for him to shop around for something new but it’s not easy either. It’s not easy to find a club that wants to pay a lot of money for Eriksen, considering how little he has played.”
Eriksen, who joined Inter on a four and a half year contract, has made 33 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored four goals and provided three assists for his teammates.
This term the 28-year-old Danish national team attacking midfielder has made seven appearances across all competitions but in just over 300 minutes on the field, the former Ajax player has not contributed any goals or any assists.