Antonio Conte, the coach of Tottenham Hotspur, confesses he is astonished by Christian Eriksen’s comeback to football. Following a spectacular turnaround from a cardiac arrest the previous year, Eriksen has already shown he is nonetheless at the peak of his form, aiding Brentford to Premier League survival.
The Bees have won each match he has featured after acquiring the Denmark player in January on a season-long loan, and he will meet his previous club Spurs and former Inter Milan coach Conte on Saturday. When questioned if he considered bringing Eriksen again to Spurs in January, Conte voiced his doubts, claiming he did not believe him to thrive at the rate he has.
“Honestly, no one knew the possibility of Christian coming back to football. It was a surprise for everybody,” he said as reported by Fabrizio Romano. Conte was questioned if Spurs could resign Eriksen, the Italian answered Sky Sports: “For sure, to work again with Christian is a fantastic opportunity.
Eriksen joined Inter in January 2020, and Conte originally benched him as the Dane fought to cope with life at the San Siro. However, his potential shined through, and he battled his spot into the starting lineup, enabling Inter in winning the Scudetto last year.
When Brentford plays Conte’s Tottenham tomorrow, Eriksen will confront his previous team and coach, and the midfielder will be keen to keep his flawless record of starting every game for his new team. As Spurs seek to rebound from last weekend’s loss to Brighton, Conte may be missing Oliver Skipp, Matt Doherty, and Japhet Tanganga.