Christian Eriksen: “My Project Was to Honor My Inter Contract”

Following his Inter stint, Danish icon Christian Eriksen arrived back on the football scene with Brentford last season in the Premier League, against all odds, having gone through a harrowing life-edging experience at the Euro 2020 in Denmark’s first game.

Eriksen was forced to mutually terminate his contract with Inter in 2021 after Serie A regulations did not allow him to play since he was fitted with an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator). However, he has gone from strength to strength since then, now signing a three-year deal with Manchester United.

Speaking to the official Red Devils TV (via FCInterNews) in his first interview since joining, the Dane reflected on his time in Milan and disclosed the ‘unexpectedness’ of the United deal.

“I think that, before the incident at the European Championships, a return to UK was not planned at all. I thought that my time to go to United would come first, but of course then I went to Spurs. I definitely didn’t expect this, but it makes me happy. It’s nice, it’s nice to be here.”

The Ajax product remarked how difficult it was to adapt to a new life in Italy before waiting out to see how his career would pan out post his surgery.

“I wanted to try something new, so I decided to leave London to go to Italy after more than seven very, very good years. The beginning was difficult, but in the end Inter was a great place to be. My project was to honor my contract with them, but as I said, I took the time to reflect and welcome anyone who wanted to call me; luckily, Thomas (Frank) called and I was thrilled to go to Brentford to see how it would go.”

Eriksen is in line to make his Manchester United debut on August 7th, when Brighton visit Old Trafford on the opening matchday. He scored 8 goals in 60 appearances for the Nerazzurri over the course of two seasons.