Euro 2020: Match-of-the-Day experts wish Christian Eriksen all the best for his recovery
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Christian Eriksen says he is “doing well under the circumstances” and posted a picture of his hospital bed with a thumbs up when he made his first comments since his cardiac arrest.
Eriksen thanked fans from all over the world for their support.
“Now I’ll be cheering the Danish team on for the next few games.” he wrote. “Games for all of Denmark.”
The Inter Milan playmaker is now in stable condition in a Copenhagen hospital.
“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all over the world,” he added. “That means a lot to me and my family.
“I’m fine, given the circumstances. I have some more hospital exams to do, but I’m OK.”
Eriksen had to be revived on the pitch after collapsing just before half-time in Saturday’s game in Copenhagen.
Denmark team doctor Morten Boese said: “How close were we to losing him? I don’t know but we got him back after a mistake [defibrillation] so it goes very quickly.
“The research we’ve done so far looks good. We have no explanation as to why it happened.”
It wasn’t until they were informed that Eriksen was awake in the hospital that the players agreed to resume the game, with the game resuming almost two hours after the former Tottenham player collapsed.
Finland won 1-0 and Denmark striker Martin Braithwaite said the decision to restart the game was made the “least bad”.
The game decision shouldn’t have been made – Kasper Schmeichel
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand later said the game should not have been restarted while former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel said it was “absolutely ridiculous”.
Hjulmand added: “Christian is in a good mood and it is a huge relief for the players after all this uncertainty. There is no doubt we were on the ropes.”
Denmark will play their second Group B game against Belgium on Thursday (17:00 CEST), also in Copenhagen.