José Mourinho took over Tottenham after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, and at Mourinhos first day at the helm, it was clear to him that Christian Eriksen was determined not to renew its agreement.
the Dane would try something new - at the latest by the end of contract this summer.
As you know, ended up he to switch to Inter in the just-completed transfervindue after a halvsæson, where he had received sparse playing time.
Christian told me that he had taken his resolution, and that it could not be changed, says Mourinho The Guardian.
- Then I tried to build the team up without him. This was the reason that I have not used him so many times.
- At the same time, I knew that Christian - despite the limitations, there always is with a player in his situation would try to help the team until his last day.
Mourinho tells, that there was nothing to do, since Eriksen had decided to switch. Photo: Visionhaus//Ritzau Scanpix
He makes it clear that he would have extended the agreement with Eriksen, but when the Danish midfielder was ready in the saliva about its future, it was to get the best out of it.
Mr Levy (chairman of the board Daniel Levy, ed.) and I had to deal with the situation. I had a play without big motivation, but still a good professional attitude and respect for the club. And hr. Levy, on the forretningssiden, landed a great deal with six months left of the contract, says Mourinho.
According to uk and Italian media, paid Inter in the neighborhood of 150 million dollars to get Eriksen with the same.
Christian was a good guy to have in the locker room - with the limitations of a player who is going away.
- But you could feel in some fights that he was not the 'normal' Christian, adds Mourinho.
Eriksen made his debut in midweek for Inter, when he was shifted into a pokalkamp. He reached more than 300 appearances for Tottenham over the course of six and a half years.
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