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Inter urged to be patient with Eriksen

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Preben Elkjaer feels Antonio Conte has not yet been able to figure out how to put Christian Eriksen’s strengths to the best use.

Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen has struggled to find his feet during his first months in his new surroundings so far.

Following a lengthy transfer saga that saw him lose his place in his former team during the final days, Eriksen completed a €20 million switch to Inter from Tottenham in January.

The 28-year old could start only once before Serie A was paused in accordance with the coronavirus safety measures. Additionally, failure to impress his new boss Antonio Conte largely contributed to his playing time being limited.

Former Hellas Verona player Preben Elkjaer believes Eriksen will be able to turn around his form once the season resumes and wants Inter to be patient with him.

“It has been a difficult start for him, but he will have a good time soon. As he’s getting a breather, he has time to think about why he had those problems,” Elkjaer told Danish publication Ekstrabladet.

“There may be many reasons. I don’t think Conte understood the position Eriksen should have. Maybe the Italians have not learned to know him yet.

“He’s not a boy who enters and takes control of the game. That’s not how he behaves, but his qualities will be seen with time.”