Eriksen played 26 times in all competitions in the 2019/20 season, after being brought in from Tottenham Hotspur last January. From that number of appearances, he was only able to score 4 goals and assists. In this season, he is still considered to have not made a maximum contribution.
The reason is, from seven appearances, Eriksen still has zero goals and assists. He also never played for 90 minutes by the coach Antonio Conte. As a result, the name of the 28-year-old midfielder began to be associated with the exit of the Giuseppe Meazza.
Bergomi saw Inter shouldn’t buy him from the start. Conte’s Inter playing system is considered not quite right for him. For the 56-year-old man, instead of recruiting Eriksen, Son Heung-min or Harry Kane it is more suitable.
“The Inter game system has had a big impact on him. And it cannot be changed, because the game with two strikers is the strength of Inter at this time,” Bergomi told Nerazzurra Radio, quoted by Football Italia.
“He is someone who needs to feel involved with the team. Otherwise he will struggle. But to be honest, if I chose, I would take Son or Kane from Tottenham, not Eriksen. Son can do well at Inter.”
Son and Kane have been shining in the Premier League this season. Photo: (Getty Images / Pool)
Romelu Lukaku said that one of the factors that made it difficult for Eriksen to develop at Inter was his lack of Italian language. Regarding this, Bergomi has personal experience with Dennis Bergkamp, when the former Dutchman played at Inter in 1993-1995.
“When I was playing, I had to deal with Bergkamp, the club asked me to help him adapt. I went with him and his wife. I tried to teach him Italian. His wife studied, but he didn’t.”
Bergkamp during his time at Inter. Photo: Getty Images / Shaun Botterill
“If Eriksen proves himself fit, I will be happy. Inter said at that time (that Eriksen’s signing happened) because of the opportunity in the transfer market, but does Conte really want him? We never know,” explained Bergomi.