MILAN - Christian Dannemann Eriksen landed on planet Inter on 28 January 2020. Since that day, he has played eight games in our shirt, scoring one goal in the Europa League, hitting the crossbar twice, and generally adding quality to our play with his technique and precise passing.
THE STATS ON CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN
Four league appearances, two in the Europa League and two in the Coppa Italia. This is how Eriksen’s games in Nerazzurri colours have been split so far, with our Danish midfielder making his debut in the Coppa Italia quarter-final against Fiorentina at San Siro.
In his four Serie A appearances so far, Eriksen recorded a pass accuracy rate of 78.3%, making four key passes and taking four shots, one of which rattled the crossbar in front of the Curva Nord in Inter’s 4-2 Derby win back in February.
Eriksen started both of our Europa League clashes with Ludogorets, putting in dominant performances in both games with a pass accuracy rate of 86.7%, six key passes, one assist and a goal too. The away game in Bulgaria saw our midfield maestro take three shots: one hit the crossbar, one went in and the other forced a great save from the goalkeeper.
His final two appearances have come in the Coppa Italia, with a pass accuracy rate of 79% and two shots across the two games.
FUN FACTS ABOUT CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN
Born in Middelfart, Denmark on 14 February 1992, Eriksen grew up playing for his local side where he was worked hard in training... by his own father. Christian’s career saw him progress up at Odense before a 2008 transfer to Ajax where he spent four seasons, playing 162 games, scoring 32 goals and winning five trophies (three Dutch titles). He moved to Tottenham in 2013, spending six and a half seasons in London as he made 305 appearances and scored 69 goals, a regular at the top of the Premier League performance charts. He has made 95 appearances for the Danish National Team, scoring 31 goals along the way.
But one international game is remembered by our Great Dane better than any other: on 14 November 2017, Denmark came away from Dublin with a 5-1 win over the Republic of Ireland (after a 0-0 draw in the first leg), with the match taking place in the 2018 World Cup play-offs. Eriksen himself collected an unforgettable hat-trick that day.
At Tottenham Eriksen wore the number 23. It’s now 24 at Inter: “New team, new number: a step forward.”
A music lover (as you can find out in the video below), Eriksen names Wonderwall by Oasis as one of his favourite songs, with Imagine Dragons also in the list of the artists he listens to most often.
Find out all of this and so much more in the video below!