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Antonio Conte says Christian Eriksen lacked fitness for Serie A upon arrival

FC Internazionale Training Session Photo by Claudio Villa - Inter/Inter via Getty Images

Christian Eriksen arrived too much fanfare in Italy. The Danish midfielder is a vitally important player for Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan and their late season Serie A title push. However, upon arriving at Inter Milan, Conte says that Eriksen lacked the specific fitness required for Serie A.

“I think that for someone who arrived five days ago, and we should not forget we had to rush him in because we were missing several midfielders, Eriksen still made a positive impact.”

“Obviously, he needs to get settled into our style of football and also find the right fitness levels for Serie A, but I am very pleased with his full debut. He will get to learn the positioning we ask of our midfielders, but these are early days and I am satisfied.”

Antonio Conte | Source

Once Eriksen is able to tune his fitness levels to Conte’s pleasing, it’ll be terribly interesting to see Inter at full tilt with him at the helm of the midfield.