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Inter Milan midfielder Eriksen: At Spurs I was seen as an evil genius

Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen was disappointed with the way he departed Tottenham last month.

The Dane left Spurs being jeered by his own fans in his final games.

He recalled to the BBC: "I was blamed for many things at Tottenham because I was seen as an evil genius.

"When I said that I did not want to renew my contract, everyone was busy with my departure. Every match the same question: 'Is he going away, isn't he going away?'

"A lot of people talked about it. Even the fans on the street were doing it: 'Thank you, goodbye and good luck.'

"I felt that I just had to be honest.

"I didn't want to hide, like so many players do. Everyone is different in that. I was just being honest and publicly expressing my feelings.

"I read that I had a bad influence on Tottenham's dressing room, that I was a 'persona non grata' because of my desire to leave. To be honest: Every player would consider a departure if something interesting came by. I was only the one who dared to say it openly."

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