‘I don’t want to sit the bench, I expect to play’: Christian Eriksen demands more game time from Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte after falling out favour following move from Spurs in January

  • Christian Eriksen has started only one game for Inter Milan so far this season
  • The Dane has voiced his frustrations while away on international duty
  • Eriksen joined Antonio Conte’s side from Tottenham in the January window 

Christian Eriksen has warned Antonio Conte that he is not happy sitting on the bench at Inter Milan having been restricted to just one start so far this season.

The Danish international has struggled to gain favour with the Italian manager since joining from Tottenham in January. 

He was left on the bench for the game against Lazio before the international break, and has voiced his frustrations while away with the Danish national team. 

Christian Eriksen admits he is not happy with sitting on the bench at Inter Milan

Christian Eriksen admits he is not happy with sitting on the bench at Inter Milan

The Danish international has been limited to only one start so far this season for Inter

The Danish international has been limited to only one start so far this season for Inter

‘I don’t want to sit the bench for the whole season,’ Eriksen said in a press conference on Friday.

‘I hope this isn’t the coach’s or the club’s intention. It is going to be a busy season, lot of games in program, I expect to play.

‘It’s never nice to sit the bench and one tends to be less patient as his experience grows.’

The midfielder started the opening game of the 2020-21 campaign against Fiorentina but could only manage a place on the bench in the following two fixtures. 

He has warned Inter boss Antonio Conte that he does not want to be on the bench all season

He has warned Inter boss Antonio Conte that he does not want to be on the bench all season

Eriksen celebrates after scoring for Denmark in their clash with the Faroe Islands this week

Eriksen celebrates after scoring for Denmark in their clash with the Faroe Islands this week

He continued: ‘There are many expectations on me, people thought I’d do the difference in every game, but it didn’t happen.

‘That’s why they are looking at me with different eyes.

‘I’ve had highs and lows after the lockdown. I had a great start with Inter after I arrived and now I am living in a new situation.’ 

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