Christian Eriksen wasn't afraid of burning a few bridges when he left Tottenham Hotspur and signed for Inter Milan back in January.
'There's a big chance of winning a trophy here… or a bigger chance than where I was of course,' the Dane said shortly after his £16.9million move.
'The last time I won something was at Ajax so it's many years ago.'
Christian Eriksen left Tottenham to win silverware at Inter Milan but it hasn't work out that way
Christian Eriksen was unveiled as an Inter Milan player inside the famous Scala opera house
The Danish midfielder posed for his contract signing with Inter chairman Steven Zhang (right)
Trouble is, comments like these can come back to haunt you.
It isn't that Tottenham have won or necessarily will win that long-anticipated piece of silverware, even with Gareth Bale's return, but that Eriksen's stock has fallen a long way in the last nine months.
Quite frankly, his time at the San Siro has been a disaster and his fortunes don't look likely to improve anytime soon.
This week's arrival of Arturo Vidal from Barcelona further reduces Eriksen's chances of getting a run in Antonio Conte's Inter midfield.
Worse still, it transpires that Vidal was the player Conte actually wanted to sign in January rather than Eriksen.
And worse still, Inter would be more than happy to offload Eriksen before the transfer window closes on October 5 with reports in Italy suggesting he has been offered to Premier League clubs but to little interest.
Conte has used Eriksen sparingly since his arrival in January having not wanted to sign him
Conte wanted Inter to sign Vidal back in January but the hierarchy went for Eriksen instead
While Spurs fans may be tempted to indulge in a little schadenfreude, it's worth remembering not all of this is Eriksen's fault.
At an immediate disadvantage by not being the signing Conte wanted when he first arrived, any hopes of getting some rhythm in his game were hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
When Serie A and wider Italy went into lockdown, Eriksen had yet to find a house for his young family and at one point considered asking Romelu Lukaku or Ashley Young if he could kip on their sofa.
In the end, with his city centre hotel closed, Eriksen was billeted in accommodation on Inter's training complex but while his team-mates had home gyms to maintain fitness levels, he was left jogging around a basement car park as technically he couldn't go outside.
'I was running around the car park basement and calculated I can run 35 metres, then have to take a turn and run 35 metres back,' he said.
'[When I tried to go to the supermarket], police stopped me and in my rather bad Italian I had to explain what I was doing, where I was