Christian Eriksen Considered Asking Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young To Let Him Sleep On Their Sofa, Christian Eriksen left Tottenham for Inter Milan in a £16.9million transfer in January. But Has been forced to live at Inter Milan’s training ground
His move has been ruined by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit Italy hard with 215,858 cases and 29,958 deaths – the second highest in Europe.
Eriksen, having not had time to find a home in the Italian capital, has been forced to live in lockdown at Inter’s training complex where he revealed he’s been left feeling so dejected he even considered asking to sleep on team-mates Ashley Young and Romelu Lukaku’s sofas.
If that was not bad enough, Eriksen says when he did venture out to get some shopping he ended up receiving a warning from police for breaking the country’s strict stay-at-home guidelines.
To make matters worse, he has not even touched a football in almost two months and has been reduced to running around a car park in a bid to keep fit.
Eriksen said: “I thought of talking to Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young, but they already had families to look after, and 14 days sleeping on someone’s sofa is too long.
“Instead, I ended up staying at the club’s training structure with a chef and five members of staff who chose to quarantine themselves to protect their families.”
The former Spurs star also revealed how he had a run-in with law enforcement when he went out to shop.
He said: “The police stopped me and in my rather bad Italian I had to explain what I was doing, where I was going and why I was out of the house.
“I’ve never had so much free time and you can’t even really go shopping. We can’t complain, as it’s far more difficult for many others, but it is so different from the life we are accustomed to.”
The crisis has made moving to a new club in a different country even more difficult for Eriksen.