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Inter boss Conte says Eriksen will get his chances


Antonio Conte insisted Christian Eriksen would get his chances at Inter this season.

Eriksen, 28, joined the Serie A giants from Tottenham in January but has struggled for game time since his arrival. The Denmark international said last week he wanted more opportunities, having made just nine Serie A starts since joining Inter.

While Conte said Eriksen had been given his chances, he expects further opportunities for the former Ajax star.

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“He is playing enough. Of course, my choices are for the benefit of the team, then I could even go wrong,” the Inter coach told a news conference on Friday ahead of the derby against Milan.

“However, I am happy about what Eriksen is giving Inter now, how he gelled in this squad and I think he is happy to be with this group and with me and my staff. He will have chances for sure because the season will be long and hard.

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“[On Saturday] I will have only four midfielders, three will play and the other will come on later.

“On Wednesday we will play another tough game against Borussia Monchengladbach but, anyway, I think Eriksen has had many chances and has proven his talent to Inter. Just like the other players.”

Inter have picked up seven points from their opening three Serie A games to sit fifth in the table.



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