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Antonio Conte reveals desire to work with Christian Eriksen again

By Ben Green

Antonio Conte reveals desire to work with Christian Eriksen again

Published: 14:24, 18 October 2022

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says he would relish a reunion with Christian Eriksen following their time together at Inter Milan.

The Italian made Eriksen a key part of Inter’s Scudetto-winning season in 2020/21, and he was linked with a move for the Danish playmaker in the summer.


Christian Eriksen news: How close was he to re-joining Spurs?

  • Eriksen was linked with a move to Spurs in the summer, and Conte has revealed he was interested in signing him.
  • The Italian has explained how he would ‘enjoy’ working with Eriksen again after their time together at Inter (click here for full quotes).
  • The playmaker has recorded three assists in all competitions for Man Utd since returning to England.
  • Spurs take on Man Utd in the Premier League on Wednesday and Sky Bet are offering 10/3 on BTTS and Man Utd win.

Eriksen left Brentford at the end of last season following his short deal in west London and was being heavily associated with a return to Tottenham.

However, the 30-year-old ultimately signed on a free transfer for Manchester United, and will now line up against Conte on Wednesday night.

Spurs take on the Red Devils in a crunch Premier League clash in midweek at Old Trafford, and Eriksen is expected to be fit to face his former club after suffering from a recent bout of illness.

When asked whether he was weighing up a reunion with Eriksen during the summer window, Conte responded: “Yes, but I think you know I don’t want to speak about players of other teams.

“For sure, Christian is a player I enjoyed working with him, he is a player I would like to train again and have in my squad, but you know very well that the transfer market is very difficult.

“He made a big choice to go to United and sign [a contract] for three years. For him, I wish the best for him and for his family – apart from the game against us – [and] for the rest of the season to be the best on the pitch.

“Now it’s not important to tell you yes or no [on whether he came close to joining] but Christian was a player that every club tried to bring into the team.”

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Premier League 2022/23 table

Premier League
# Team P W D L F A GD Pts Last 5
1
Arsenal FC
14 12 1 1 33 11 22 37
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • W
2
Manchester City
14 10 2 2 40 14 26 32
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • L
3
Newcastle United
15 8 6 1 29 11 18 30
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
4
Tottenham Hotspur
15 9 2 4 31 21 10 29
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W
5
Manchester United
14 8 2 4 20 20 0 26
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • L
  • W
6
Liverpool FC
14 6 4 4 28 17 11 22
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • W
7
Brighton & Hove Albion
14 6 3 5 23 19 4 21
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
8
Chelsea FC
14 6 3 5 17 17 0 21
  • D
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L
9
Fulham FC
15 5 4 6 24 26 -2 19
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • L
10
Brentford FC
15 4 7 4 23 25 -2 19
  • D
  • L
  • D
  • D
  • W
11
Crystal Palace
14 5 4 5 15 18 -3 19
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
12
Aston Villa
15 5 3 7 16 22 -6 18
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
13
Leicester City
15 5 2 8 25 25 0 17
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
14
AFC Bournemouth
15 4 4 7 18 32 -14 16
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W
15
Leeds United
14 4 3 7 22 26 -4 15
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
16
West Ham United
15 4 2 9 12 17 -5 14
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • L
17
Everton FC
15 3 5 7 11 17 -6 14
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • L
18
Nottingham Forest
15 3 4 8 11 30 -19 13
  • D
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • W
19
Southampton FC
15 3 3 9 13 27 -14 12
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L
20
Wolverhampton Wanderers
15 2 4 9 8 24 -16 10
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L