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Eriksen opens up on ‘annoying’ Inter debut season struggles

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The Dane was put up for sale as it was becoming increasingly apparent at the time that he had no place in Antonio Conte’s line-up.

Christian Eriksen feels his debut season with Inter Milan was “the hardest and most demanding season” of his career.

2019/20 was indeed a season to forget for Eriksen. To summarize his adversity, the playmaker went from being a mainstay in a team to being surplus to requirements in another.

In search of a new challenge, the midfielder made the jump from Tottenham to Inter Milan in January 2020.

Things did not go according to plans for the 29-year-old as he struggled to adjust to his new surroundings and started losing favor under his new manager.

Only eight times did he make the starting XI in Serie A matches last term. It was rumored that he wanted to leave San Siro, and he was even put up for sale.

However, Eriksen, who has now won the trust of Antonio Conte, insists he never wanted to quit Inter.

 He told in an interview with TV2 Sport: “It was the hardest and most demanding season of my career.

“It was like going up and down continuously, but now I feel like I have recovered well.

“Not because I wanted to escape, I really wanted to fight for my place and I always have. I was sure that if my chance came, I would probably try to grab it.

“It was mentally difficult. I came to Inter to play football and, when you aren’t allowed to do it, it’s annoying.”