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."