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Inter Milan coach Conte: Eriksen will be stronger for Udinese win

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte says Christian Eriksen will get better after victory over Udinese.

Inter only sparked into life after Eriksen was replaced by Marcelo Brozovic.

But Conte argued: “I think that for a lad who arrived five days ago, and let's not forget we had to rush him in because we were missing several midfielders, Eriksen still made a positive impact.

“Obviously, he needs to get settled into our style of football and also find the right fitness levels for a Serie A match, but I am very pleased with his full debut.

“Eriksen had certain tactical duties, off the ball and on it. I don't want to reveal all our secrets! He will get to learn the positioning we ask of our midfielders, but these are early days and I am satisfied.

“It's never easy with Udinese, they are a very physical side and created a lot of problems for us at San Siro too. We tried to take the initiative, they focused on defending and going on the counter-attack. It's not the first time we have encountered that sort of situation, as opponents clam up and try to break at pace.

“Now we have a little more quality in the squad and will try to find other solutions to pick that lock. We went a little too deep at times, whereas I believe attack is the best form of defence.

“A side like Inter needs alternatives, because we've got Brozovic recovering from a very bad ankle sprain and Alexis Sanchez trying to get back in shape. Matias Vecino has my respect and consideration. He has regularly played with me."

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