CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN finally appears settled at Inter Milan after forcing his way back into Antonio Conte's plans.
The Danish international joined the Italian giants in January 2020 but struggled to make an impact in the side.
In December, Inter's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta confirmed the club were braced to cut their losses on Eriksen and put him on the transfer list.
Despite being linked with moves to Leicester and Manchester United, the 29-year-old remained at the San Siro with his £300,000-a-week wages proving a huge stumbling block in negotiations.
And it has proved to be worthwhile with Conte trusting him to play a key role as they close in on a historic Serie A title.
Eriksen started five consecutive matches before he was dropped to the bench for their last two matches with a knee issue.
He came on as a substitute against Torino and helped inspire the club to a dramatic late 2-1 victory.
After the contest, Eriksen said: "I am really happy at Inter. My knee is ok. Therefore I am ready to play."
Inter assistant coach Cristian Stellini heaped praise on Eriksen and team-mate Alexis Sanchez after spearheading a vital win.
He said: "Their impact on the second half was decisive.
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"These kind of games are unlocked thanks to players like them, quality players. They did great in never giving up and staying in the match.
"This is a discussion valid for both of them but also for every player that isn’t starting the game but is always ready when they get the nod and contribute to the result.
“We have players that are always ready, that is something that is hard to maintain. The compliments go out to them.”
Inter Milan currently sit nine points clear at the top and are on the brink ending Juventus' reign at the top.
The Old Lady have won the title in the last nine-consecutive seasons while Inter's last triumph came in the Treble-winning 2009-10 campaign when Jose Mourinho was in charge.
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