‘Christian Eriksen will become a problem for Antonio Conte… he is silent’: Former Spurs man slammed for display in Inter Milan’s loss to Juventus by Paolo Di Canio as Fabio Capello claims midfielder is too slow
Paolo Di Canio and Fabio Capello have taken aim at Christian Eriksen after the former Spurs man put in a noticeably quiet display for new side Inter Milan on Sunday.
Antonio Conte’s side fell to a 2-0 defeat to arch rivals Juventus in a table-topping clash at the summit of Serie A that was played behind closed doors amid fears over the coronavirus.
Eriksen was played in Conte’s 3-5-2 formation in place of Nicolo Barella but struggled to make his mark as Maurizio Sarri’s side eased to a comfortable win over their rivals.
Christian Eriksen has been slammed by Paolo Di Canio and Fabio Capello over his displays
The Danish midfielder was noticeably quiet as Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-0 on Sunday
The Danish midfielder was uncharacteristic in conceding a possession a handful of times in the opening stages of the game and Di Canio and Capello scathingly pointed towards Eriksen’s contribution for the Nerazzurri.
The former West Ham star explained that Eriksen would become a problem for Conte in the long run.
‘Eriksen will become a problem for Conte,’ he told Sky Sports Italia. ‘He is not like Diego Costa, with whom you can fight if you don’t let him play.
‘He is a guy like Hazard: he is silent, you don’t see him much, he never complains, but it is difficult to have a direct and frank confrontation with Eriksen in Tottenham had the chance to lose dangerous balls because there were those who ran for him, at Inter they can’t afford breaks.
Paolo Di Canio said that Eriksen will soon become a problem for Inter boss Antonio Conte
Former England boss Fabio Capello feels Eriksen is too slow for the Italian league
‘He doesn’t jump the opponent in one to one fight, he doesn’t have speed in his legs’.
Former England manager Capello added: ‘Italian football is not very fast but Eriksen has never been very fast in his career.
‘I think he can do well as a director, like Andrea Pirlo at Juventus and not as a half-wing. He does not have the speed to be a box to box player.
‘I think he can be a player like Brozovic and not a player like Vidal. He is not a man who does a lot dribbling.’
Eriksen has scored one goal and provided one assist in his eight appearances for his new club since joining from Spurs in January.