Christian Eriksen has played a huge role since his January transfer to Inter Milan from Tottenham. The decision has however taught him a lesson in a way no one would have imagined.
The 2019/20 season will come to an end on Sunday 23rd following the long-taxing campaign. Although the Premier League clubs are focused on next season’s preparations, four European clubs have it all to play for the next three days.
Bayern Munich will go head-to-head with Paris st-Germain as they raise for Europe’s biggest prize on Sunday 23rd of August. On the other hand, Sevilla and Inter Milan will fight it out for the Europa League silverware.
The most exciting part of the Europa League is, one player involved in last year’s Champions League final will be taking part in the finale in his bid to collect a winner’s medal.
The man in question is none other than Christian Eriksen, the former Tottenham player.
The 28-year-old played under Mauricio Pochettino in an integral role following his 2013 switch from Ajax. In January, the player called off his time on his spell in North London.
Given the real possibility of losing him for nothing as he entered his final few months of contract in Spurs, the Dane sealed a move to Inter Milan.
Being in need of a new challenger after seven years in the capital was one of the main reasons for his exit. The 28-year-old desired to win trophies. This was his major factor given Tottenham’s failure to clear the final hurdle on more than one occasion.
Currently, Eriksen is on the verge of achieving his goal at Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri are hot favorites to defeat the Spanish counterparts-Sevilla and lay their hands on the trophy.
However, it’s probably not how the Danish international pictured lifting the accolade for the first time since his Ajax days.
Starting in 8 of his 17 Serie A games, Eriksen had to do with a place on the bench in all three Inter’s Europa League games. With a score against Getafe and playing nine against Shakhtar Donetsk in the semi-final, he was awarded the last half hour against Leverkusen.
The problem for the player at present is that Conte is showing no sign of changing his three-man midfield. This means Eriksen watches on from the bench.
Come next season, the situation needs to change for the player. Otherwise, he may be questioned if he made the right decision to move to San Siro.
As important as trophies are for the players, game time is just as crucial for someone of Eriksen’s quality.
The former Tottenham man may land his hands on the Europa League. However, there’s a chance it may not exactly feel how he had originally envisioned it.
For reasons clear to Eriksen’s fans, grass isn’t greener on the other side but where you water it. Inter Milan’s transfer may turn out to highlight this very point later on.