Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen thanked him in a brief statement from the hospital after collapsing dramatically on the pitch during the Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday.
Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen confirmed this weekend that Christian Eriksen had suffered cardiac arrest and that “he was gone” before he was resuscitated.
Eriksen collapsed in the first half of the Euro 2020 opening game against Finland on Saturday before being treated on the pitch and hospitalized.
After later confirming the Inter Milan midfielder was stable, his teammates agreed to resume the game in Copenhagen. Finland scored a 1-0 victory thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo’s goal in the 59th minute.
At a press conference organized by the Danish Football Association on Sunday afternoon, Boesen said: “He was gone. We did a cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest.
“How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got it back after a defib, so it’s pretty quick. “
“We have no explanation as to why it happened. I’m not entirely sure what happened since I’m not a cardiologist, I’ll leave that to the experts. I didn’t see it live, only on the screens afterwards. “
Eriksen has a short statement. submitted Gazzetta dello Sport about his agent. He said, “Thank you, I’m not going to give up. I feel better now – but I want to understand what happened.
“I want to thank you all for what you did for me.”
His agent said Eriksen’s wife and parents were with him and he would be under surveillance.
The team doctor announced that Denmark’s players and staff were visited by a psychologist on Saturday evening and that the game should not have been restarted afterwards.
“I don’t think it was the right decision to play the game,” said Bösen. “We had psychological help in the hotel last night.
“Everyone expressed their feelings and how they saw the situation and everyone was glad we did and discussed that.
“We really appreciated the professional help from outside.”
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand agreed that the game should not have ended after the incident and that the team will try to use what happened as motivation for the next game against Belgium on Thursday.
“No, we shouldn’t have played,” said Hjulmand. “Tomorrow we will try to restore normality as much as possible. Players react differently to shock and trauma, but we’ll try to get back to normal as much as possible.
“I get the feeling from the players that the time may be too short to play football again, but maybe we can use them as a force to come together and try to do our best in the next game.
“We’ll see if we can pull ourselves together and play for Christian.”
Scotland captain Andy Robertson sent best wishes to Eriksen on behalf of his team, paying tribute to the Danish players who kept their teammates safe from the crowd and cameras.
“I would like to offer my best wishes to Christian Eriksen, his family, all Danish players and the Danes as a country,” said the Liverpool player. “What we saw was frightening for the football community. Fortunately, the news today is a little more positive.
“The way the Danish players dealt with what must have been a heartbreaking affair for everyone was against it. That will be the picture I remember and everyone should remember it because when one of their friends was in a bad place, they stood up and protected him.
“Whatever happens in this tournament, for me they will be the heroes.
“Your captain (Simon Kjaer) almost brought a tear to my eyes when he got up.”