Eriksen could have been involved in today's Manchester derby if he had accepted City's approach last year.
He said: "It took me a while to get to England because I said no a few times. Last summer, City really wanted to sign me, but it didn't feel right.
"Maybe I wouldn't have played there - I wouldn't go to a club just to stay on the subs' bench. I didn't feel ready for a league like the Premier League, and now it looks like I moved at the right time.
"A lot of players moved from Ajax in the last year and it gave me responsibility and made me grow. It made me better. It was exciting there, but you have to wait for the right club to come along."