Tottenham star Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has confessed that Antonio Conte is asking questions on his Denmark team-mate, Christian Eriksen. The midfield maestro, who’s coming to the tip of his short-term contract with Brentford, has perked the interest of diverse top clubs and there are many Spurs fans who’re keen to see player and club reunite.
Eriksen’s profession hit an enormous hurdle at Euro 2020 when he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch while playing for Denmark. The 30-year-old was fitted with a heart starting device that prevented him from continuing at Inter Milan, and he was left with no club for several months while he worked his way back to match fitness.
Curiously enough, Brentford were those to take a punt in January, and Eriksen has comprehensively repaid their faith. One goal and 4 assists in 11 Premier League outings is hardly groundbreaking, but his overall performance in a deep-lying playmaker role left onlookers in little doubt about what he still has to supply.
While on international duty with Denmark, Hojbjerg was pressed on the matter. “Everyone knows that Christian is master of his own future,” he said, per Danish outlet Daring. “He must have peace of mind with the family, to determine what the following step is for him and I’m sure he’ll make one of the best possible selection for himself.
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“Yes, [Conte] has asked me how he’s. Once we got here back after being together last, he asked me how he was doing. After all, I can [see him coming back to Tottenham]. Then there’s the query of whether he himself can, but in fact, I can see that Christian can contribute something to that team.
“It might be fun for all parties, but I don’t think it’s opportunities he lacks, after which it’s just what’s the fitting opportunity and what he himself feels for. Lots of my teammates within the club speak about him occasionally. A few of them might even refer to him from time to time. He made a improbable impression there as a player and as an individual, and it was noticed by many.”
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Despite the actual fact some within the Spurs squad are messaging Eriksen and Conte is asking after him, they usually are not the one club keeping tabs on his situation. The previous Inter star reportedly attracted a number of scouts during Denmark’s 2-1 win over Austria on Monday, including Manchester United.
But making the 2022 World Cup squad is considered top of Eriksen’s priority list, and at Brentford he would have guaranteed football and a distinguished role within the squad. The Bees are considered readying a proposal that might make him their highest-paid player.
Eriksen spent seven years at Tottenham between 2013 and 2020, scoring 69 goals and notching a boatload of assists. Back in February, Conte left the door wide open for the Dane to return to north London within the near future.
“Obviously, Eriksen is an element of Tottenham’s story,” said the Italian. “To come back back here could be a great opportunity for him, for me, for the club. But now he’s signed for Brentford, only six months, and we’ll see what happens.
“I’m the primary person to be glad to see him again on the pitch because we spent a extremely good time at Inter Milan together. We won the league, we spent two necessary seasons together. I wish him all one of the best for the long run. And you do not know what’s going to occur. It might be good for me to have him again, to work together.”