Italian journalist Paolo Condo believes that the loss of midfielder Christian Eriksen through health problems has been a major absence for Inter this season.
Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, the journalist gave the view that the Dane’s absence is felt even more than those of Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi.
Inter endured a summer of upheaval in the transfer market, with the likes of Lukakau and Hakimi following former head coach Antonio Conte out the exit door as the club looked to bring in large transfer revenues to make up for losses.
However, the issue with Eriksen revolved an incident in which the midfielder collapsed while playing for his country at the Euros from what was determined to be a cardiac arrest.
The Dane still has not returned to the pitch despite fortunately having recovered, and Condo believes that the Nerazzurri look a lesser side without him.
“In the league matches that follow the international breaks with the troubles that they bring with them, the squad players as strong as the starters are a factor of enormous weight,” he writes. “Inter, who paid the price on Saturday, lost due to the ingenuity on Felipe Anderson’s goal – you don’t stop marking while you call for the ball to be put out of play, but also because their squad has too many discrepancies in quality.”
“And being able to choose a lost player to put back in the squad, before Lukaku and Hakimi, the man who is missing is Christian Eriksen,” he concluded.