ANTONIO CONTE is planning a dream reunion between Christian Eriksen and Tottenham.
He is best known for his seven years at Tottenham before winning the Italian league under Conte with Inter Milan last year.
“Honestly, I’m surprised by the situation because frankly, I think Christian needs more time before he returns to play in England,” Conte said.
“For sure, Eriksen is part of the Tottenham story. Coming back here will be a good opportunity for him, for me, for the club.
“But now he has signed for Brentford, only six months, and we will see what happens.
“I’m so lucky to have met him on Sunday and it’s been a pleasure talking to him.
“I’ve seen him with his family and it’s been good. I was the first to be happy to see him again on the pitch because we had a really good time together at Inter Milan.
“We won the league, we spent two important seasons together. I wish him all the best for the future. And you don’t know what will happen. It would be great for me to have him again, working together.”
Conte’s desire to bring Eriksen back to Tottenham will excite Spurs fans, who believe their club have failed to replace the creative genius who was the cornerstone of the team’s thriving side. strong under Mauricio Pochettino.
Eriksen reached the Champions League final against Spurs in 2019 before heading to Italy.
He scored 69 goals and assisted 90 goals in 305 appearances for the Lilywhites.
He collapsed last June in DenmarkEuro 2020 opening game against Finland – later admitting he was ‘dead for five minutes’ before being revived by quick-thinking doctors.
Eriksen is yet to play for Brentford after signing a short-term contract but says he always knew he would play again despite the unfortunate incident.
Conte says he ran into his former player again last weekend and the chemistry between the two former colleagues remains.
Conte said: “I met him in the same hotel that we both stayed at. We were very fortunate to have met, we were not prepared for the meeting.
“Meeting him with his family was just a coincidence. But I repeat, it was wonderful for me to see him with his family.”
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