Christian Eriksen: The Danish midfielder remains stable in the hospital and sends greetings to his teammates


Christian Eriksen
Eriksen needed urgent treatment in the field before he was transferred to the hospital

Christian Eriksen remains stable at the hospital and has sent greetings to his teammates, Danish football officials said.

Eriksen collapsed shortly before halftime at the opening of Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday.

The 29-year-old Inter Milan player had emergency medical assistance on the field before being transferred to hospital.

“His condition is stable and he is still hospitalized for further examination,” the statement said.

“This morning we spoke with Christian, who greeted his teammates.

“The team and the staff of the national team have received crisis assistance and will be there for each other after yesterday ‘s incident.

“We would like to thank everyone for their cordial greetings.”

Saturday’s incident happened when the car was driven towards Eriksen near the end of the first half.

His reluctant teammates surrounded him, and shocked supporters at Parken Stadium were visibly upset as the player was treated.

Danish team doctor Martin Boesen said Eriksen was unconscious when he reached the players on the field.

“When I got to him, he was on his side, he was breathing, I felt a pulse, but suddenly that changed and we started giving him KPR,” he said.

“Help came really quickly from the medical team and the rest of the staff with their cooperation, and we did what we had to and we were able to bring Christian back.”

Only once they were informed that Eriksen was awake in the hospital, the players agreed to continue the game, and Finland won 1-0.

Although no official information has yet been provided on the cause of Eriksen’s collapse, Denmark’s head coach Kasper Hülmand referred to the fact that he suffered a “heart problem”.

He told reporters: “It was a traumatic experience. We talked about those feelings and it would be okay to say ‘no’ if they didn’t want to play.

“Some of them couldn’t play, some were ready. It’s not normal to play a game like that when one of your friends suffers from heart problems.”

Fans who were at the match later gathered in front of the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen to show support for the player, while many around the football world sent their best wishes – among them England captain and former Tottenham teammate from Hotspur Harry Kane.

Spurs teammate Son Heung-min also sent a message of support to his former teammate after scoring a goal that guaranteed South Korea first place in their 2022 World Cup qualifier.

Son scored from the penalty spot against Lebanon before running to the camera near the turf and raising his fingers to give the sign 23, the number of jerseys the Dane wore during his stay at Spurs.

“Christian Eriksen, I love you,” Son said looking at the camera.

Last month, Eriksen helped Inter win the first Italian title in 11 years in their first full season with the club, after joining the Spurs for £ 16.9 million in January 2020.

The Ajax youth player spent seven years at Tottenham, scoring 69 goals in 305 appearances.

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