Christian Eriksen Admits Lifting Scudetto Was Main Reason He Joined Inter

Christian Eriksen has admitted that he joined Inter Milan to win the Scudetto following a trophyless seven-year stint at Tottenham Hotspur. Despite enduring a torrid individual campaign, the Denmark international was a part of the Nerazzurri team to lift the Serie A title in 2020/21.

Eriksen swapped Tottenham for Inter in January 2020, putting pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal worth €10million per season. After helping Antonio Conte’s side reach Champions League qualification in his first year at the club, the 29-year-old tasted success this term.

Before winning the Scudetto, Eriksen had lost three consecutive finals, including the Europa League showpiece to Sevilla back in 2019/20. The Danish playmaker was also one of Tottenham’s standout names in a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the 2018/19 Champions League final.

The prospect of challenging for major titles was one of the main reasons behind Eriksen’s decision to leave London for Italy. According to the player himself, getting on top of Serie A comes as a fulfillment of his desire.

My intention when I chose to go to Inter was to win a Scudetto, and I did it after a year and a half, so I’m incredibly happy about it,” he told Danish outlet Fyens Stiftstidende, as relayed by SempreInter.

Before this victory, I had lost three finals, and losing a final is never fun. So winning gives a liberating feeling and more confidence in doing things. The more you win, the more you want to do it.

As a football player, when you think back to your career afterward, often it’s about what you have on your resume. But in the end, for me, it’s still about having fun playing football, and you have even more fun when you win.

Eriksen will play a prominent role for Denmark in the upcoming Euro finals, as the Nordic country hope to join group favorites Belgium through to the knock-outs at the expense of Russia and Finland.