Antonio Conte suggested Christian Eriksen would remain at Inter after his stunning derby winner against Milan, saying the midfielder was loved at the club.
Eriksen curled in a wonderful 25-yard free-kick in the 97th minute to lift Inter to a 2-1 victory in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals on Tuesday.
The Denmark international has been linked with a move after making just four Serie A starts this season, but Conte said Eriksen was needed at Inter.
“I am sure [the goal] has given energy to [Eriksen] and to us. I pushed him to take that set-piece because he is really good at that,” the Inter head coach told a news conference.
“He is a good lad. Everybody loves him, we love him. He fitted well [in the team]. He is a bit shy.
“I hope this goal will give him more confidence because we need him. We need everybody considering the situation. I am happy for him and I am happy because we qualified.”
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