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Inter Milan boss Conte explains benching Eriksen for Torino win

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte explained dumping Christian Eriksen for victory over Torino.

Inter recovered from an early blunder from goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to runaway with the points.

On Eriksen, Conte remarked: “He has to hold down certain levels, but balance is needed. He's improving and he's aware that he joined an ambitious club that is asking a lot of him.

“Expectations are high in Italy. The bigger the name you are, the more people expect from you.

“I've worked in England and the situation there is more enjoyable, more peaceful. He's committed and doing well, but I have to make decisions for the good of Inter.

“When I pick a player, I don't look from the neck up. I want them to carry on like this. This team have great spirit. Sometimes they need to believe in their quality more."

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