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Christian Eriksen joining another club at the end of the season would be “what it is” according to Brentford boss Thomas Frank, amid reports that the Danish star may rewrite with Tottenham.
The attacking midfielder Eriksen signed a short-term contract with Bierne in January, just seven months after suffering a cardiac arrest that represented his country at the 2020 European Championships.
Eriksen was available as a free agent after his Inter contract was canceled because the Serie A rules prevent players equipped with a defibrillator from playing in the competition.
The 30-year-old has impressed under Frank, which has led to rumors that he may be reunited with Antonio Conte – his coach at Inter – and rejoin the Spurs, which he traveled to move to Italy in January 2020.
Eriksen will meet his former boss when the teams meet in the Premier League this weekend, and Conte admitted in an interview with Sky Sports that he would enjoy working with him again.
“It’s definitely a great opportunity to work with Christian again,” Conte said.
“I enjoyed the time we spent together at Inter Milan, despite the first time he did not play regularly with me.
“But when I then understood what I wanted about him, he played. We won a title together, the league in Italy.
“When you have this type of players, a great player, a good man, then I think every manager, every coach, likes to work with them.”
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Frank understands Conte’s desire to be reunited with Eriksen, although he retains the hope that he can choose to stay at Brentford.
“Obviously he would enjoy working with him and Christian is a great player, but I know I will answer this question from now until the end of the season and hopefully we will end up signing him. , “Frank said at a pre-match press conference. .
“But if he ends up in another club, that’s what it is. I will focus on now and try to prepare the team and Christian for the match, and hopefully we can make him flourish tomorrow and perform well and beat Tottenham.
“I think we went into this with open eyes, and that’s the result, we were hoping he’s performing great and that we’s performing well, and the other hope is that he’s performing after the summer.”
Frank also acknowledged that Eriksen is excited to face a team that he helped reach the Champions League final in the 2018-19 season.
– I think he is looking forward to playing against Tottenham. He has many old teammates, a lot of employees he worked closely with for seven years of his life, ”added Frank.
“This is where he went from being a very talented footballer at Ajax to being a world – class midfielder and one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
“I know one thing, he’s looking forward to it, but he will do his best to try to beat them, of course he will compete.”