Speaking to Danish channel TV2 Sport – transcribed by Sky Sport – Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen reflected on his resurgence with the Nerazzurri and his challenging first year in Italy.
The playmarker also addressed the rumours of a move away in January, reaffirming his commitment to Inter, not least after his last-minute winner in the Milan derby from a free-kick a few months ago:
“I was lucky, from that moment on things improved with each match. I think most of all it helped in terms of the way people were looking at it from the outside – it proved to them that I can still play well and take free-kicks, if the opportunity arises. I’m happy things turned out that way.”
“I didn’t want to escape in any way, I really wanted to fight for my spot, something I’ve always had to do. I was sure that if my chance arrived, I would have probably been able to seize it.”
“It’s been the hardest and most demanding year, I feel like I’m going through a big recovery. It’s been difficult mentally. I came to play football, and when I was prevented from doing so, it was annoying. Off the pitch it was great, Milan is a beautiful city and my family has settled in well. It’s just the pitch that I was missing.”
“There’s still a lot to prove, I’ve seen how quickly things can move in football. I’m taking it day by day, then we’ll see what the future holds. Being an Inter player has always been fun and enjoyable, but obviously it’s even better if you’re playing more. Now is a great time to be a Nerazzurro.”