Christian Eriksen reckons that there are many “stronger” teams than Tottenham in the Premier League – although he revealed that he wishes that he’d have left the club under better circumstances.
The 27-year-old departed for the Italian capital in January after spending six-and-a-half seasons in England, in which he scored 69 goals in 305 appearances in all competitions.
Eriksen, who started 10 Premier League games for Tottenham this season, was heavily criticised for a lack of effort and fight during his final few months as a Spurs player and was even booed by some of his own fans in the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool in early-January.
After exclusively telling Danish press that he’d be open to a new challenge just days after Tottenham’s Champions League final defeat to Liverpool last June, Eriksen’s time at the club always looked limited, although he surprisingly remained at the club last summer, despite strong transfer links with the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid.
However, Eriksen finally left midway through the current season – with Spurs desperate to avoid letting the Dane leave on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.
“It seemed the right move for me, as they were very eager to sign me, and that’s important for a player to know he is wanted. It meant they would’ve done anything to bring me in,” Eriksen told Football Italia in a recent lockdown interview.
“Some Tottenham fans got angry when I said in a BBC interview that I had a better chance of winning something at Inter, but that is the truth, there are many stronger teams in England.
“There will always be people at Spurs who are angry with me, but the vast majority of fans were positive and I liked playing for that club. I met some lovely people and have fond memories.
“I would’ve liked to leave in different circumstances, but that’s not how football works.”