Stefan de Vrij backs Christian Eriksen to excel with Inter Milan


Netherlands international Stefan de Vrij has backed Christian Eriksen to come good for Inter Milan. The Denmark international made the move to the Nerazzurri from Tottenham Hotspur in the winter transfer window but he struggled to make any meaningful impact before the season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

The Nerazzurri returned to action after the shutdown with a 1-1 draw against Napoli in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final but it was insufficient to see them progress after the 1-0 defeat in the first leg. Despite this, there were plenty of positives from the encounter and one of those was the performance of Eriksen.

Eriksen scored a fluke goal from a corner which put the Nerazzurri ahead. Besides this, the Dane was a regular threat throughout the 90 minutes and he made a number of attempts to score again, but was denied by goalkeeper David Ospina, who was in fine form. In a recent interview with DAZN, De Vrij said that Eriksen is slowly getting used to things and should become a more important figure for the club on the field, he told: “Eriksen will be decisive. He is getting used to things, he is learning the language and we can see in training that he is very strong. He has great qualities and we will soon see them on the field too.”

The San Siro outfit are currently nine points behind Juventus at the top of the table with a game in hand. With another 13 games to play, they have the opportunity to recover the deficit, but much of that would depend on Juventus and Lazio, who are just one point behind the Bianconeri, going winless for a few matches. They have no control over that situation and Antonio Conte will be hoping that his team can end the season on a strong note to give themselves a chance.

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