Wednesday January 13 2021
Conte changed his mind about Eriksen

Antonio Conte seems to have changed his mind about Christian Eriksen as, back in November, he claimed the Dane was not suitable for a playmaker position, the role he is expected to cover today against Fiorentina. 

Inter face La Viola in a the Coppa Italia last 16 stage today and the former Tottenham starts in a playmaker position at the Artemio Franchi.

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT.

“We’ve had time to work with Eriksen on a tactical level in the position of playmaker, the one currently held by Marcelo Brozovic,” Conte said on Tuesday.

“I expect great things from him in that position.”

The coach seems to have changed his mind about the role of the 27-year-old as, back in November, he stated the Dane had not the right skills for a playmaker position.

“It’s a role that would penalise the player too much,” he said before Inter’s home game against Torino.

“Christian has important skills. If I’d put him in front of the defence, I’d take away his greatest strength."

Eriksen has started five of the 13 games he’s played in all competitions so far this season.

The former Tottenham is expected to leave Inter in January, but his wages reportedly stall his Inter exit.