Morten Boesen, the Danish team’s doctor, says Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland.
Before he was taken to the hospital, the football player required emergency assistance. Boesen says:
“He was absent. We underwent cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest. How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got it back after one defibrillation, so it’s pretty quick. The surveys carried out so far appear to be normal. We have no explanation as to why this happened. “
Danish officials report today:
“His condition is stable and he continues to be in the hospital for further examination. This morning we spoke with Christian, who said hello to his teammates. “
The head coach of the team, Kasper Hjulmand, noted that Eriksen remembers little from Saturday’s incident. He quoted the midfielder: “I think you feel worse than me. I feel like I’m going to train now, guys. ” The coach added:
“Christian is in a good mood and after all this uncertainty it is a huge relief for the players. There is no doubt that we were on the edge. It was a traumatic experience. We talked about these feelings and it would be okay to say no if they didn’t want to play. Some of them could not play, some were ready. It’s not okay to play a game like this when one of your friends has cardiac arrest. “
Eriksen lost consciousness shortly before the break in Denmark’s Saturday game at Euro 2020 against Finland. It was only after he woke up in the hospital that the players agreed to resume the match in which Finland won. After the match resumed, the teams finished 5 minutes of the first half and played the second half. The Finnish national team beat rivals from Denmark with a score of 1: 0. The meeting took place in Copenhagen. The only goal in the meeting was scored by Yoel Pohjanpalo, who just hit his head in the 60th minute of playing time. Dane Pierre-Emile Høybjerga failed to convert a penalty in the 74th minute of the match.
The fans attending the game later gathered at the Rigschospital in Copenhagen to express their support for the footballer. Many football players have expressed sympathy and best wishes – for example Harry Kane, England captain and former teammate of Eriksen at Tottenham Hotspur.