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Inter Milan coach Conte explains holding back Eriksen in derby triumph

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte explained holding back Christian Eriksen for their derby win over AC Milan.

Eriksen only replaced Alexis Sanchez after Inter had gone 3-2 up - having been 0-2 down at one stage.

Conte said after the 4-2 triumph: “Both Ashley Young and Victor Moses, because they are wing-backs, don't need quite so much guidance in training. Plus Moses already played with me at Chelsea.

“For midfielders, it's more complicated, as I always ask something pre-planned and memorised for both attacking and defending moves. Christian knows football well, he reads it, but also is not quite at 100 per cent fitness.

“I had thought about using Eriksen behind Lukaku, but then decided not to transform things too much, as it's important for us to play with the two strikers.

“Eriksen also had this issue dragging on with Tottenham, coming and going, so that takes a lot out of you. I've been a player, I know, it'll take him a little while to settle."

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