Spurs playmaker Eriksen: I TWICE trialled with Chelsea
He recalled to the Telegraph: "I came to Chelsea, the first time at 14, a little kid. I went to Chelsea a second time, and AC Milan and Barca. We talked with the sports director at Odense and all thought that the Dutch league would be the best with my style. Of course when you mean Dutch you mean Ajax. When Ajax came in it was 'boom', right away.
"Also in my thoughts was I wanted to play first-team football as quick as possible. At Ajax, I started with the Under-17s. I'd already played Under-19s in Denmark, so I was: 'Wow! Why?' But after one training session I could see why. It was the intensity. Ajax 17s were way quicker than the 19s in Denmark."
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