When Christian Eriksen stepped up for Inter, he knew he could decide against Milan in the quarter-final of the Coppa Italia.

‘It was the perfect free-kick for me.’

Romelu Lukaku’s penalty had canceled the Zlatan Ibrahimovic opener, but additional time was looming as the Nerazzurri could not get past 10-man Milan. That’s before Soualiho Meite brought down Lautaro Martinez just outside the box in the 97th minute.

“For me, it was the perfect free-kick,” Eriksen said to Inter TV.

“I am really happy. I’m always trying to make the most of the minutes I have at my fingertips, and I’m proud to have scored from this free-kick, which was great for me. We knew it would be a tough match, and the tension at Derbies is high. It was tough, but we were able to make it to the next round. I dedicate my newborn daughter, my family, and all the fans to this victory,” Eriksen said.


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