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Inter Milan coach Conte raps press: Stop Eriksen obsession

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte has told the press to stop focusing on Christian Eriksen.

Conte was again asked about the Dane after victory at Genoa.

He replied, "I think you're getting too focused on this Eriksen issue, you've been underlining and asking about him since January. He is part of the squad, like everyone else, he plays if he deserves it and won't play if he doesn't.

“You see Christian's characteristics, I am trying to get the best out of him, but I don't like that you keep trying to make me speak ill of Eriksen rather than praise others.

“He is with us, that's not a problem. It's inevitable we need to find the right way to get the best out of him, at times it works, at others it doesn't. We need to work with him and get him to increase the intensity. He's trying, he's giving it all, but we can't keep analysing and underlining how Inter play when Eriksen is on or off the field, the changes when he is substituted. It's not fair."

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