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Christian Eriksen: 'I'm fine - under the circumstances'

Tue 15 June 2021 | 8:11

The Inter midfielder collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday.

Christian Eriksen

was given emergency CPR on the pitch after he collapsed just before half-time in Saturday's match between

Denmark

and

Finland

. The player was immediately taken to hospital, where he has remained in steady condition. The 29-year-old addressed the public for the first time since the incident via Danish FA's

Twitter account

.

"Hello everyone. Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.”

Erikson wrote.

"I'm fine - under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.

"Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian."

Eriksen’s agent

Martin Schoots

claimed the player is “in a good mood” on Sunday. The English agent told

Gazzetta dello Sport

:

"We spoke this morning [Sunday]. He was making jokes, he was in a good mood, I thought he was well.

"We all want to understand what happened to him, and he does too. The doctors are making some in-depth tests, but we'll need some time.

"He was happy, because he understood how much love he has around him. He received messages from the whole world. And he was particularly struck by those in the Inter environment - not just his team-mates, who spoke to him in their private chat, but also the fans.”

Denmark team doctor

Morten Boesen

said Eriksen was “gone” but the immediate response from the medical team and Denmark’s captain

Simon Kjaer

saved the player’s life.

Schoots added:

"Christian won't give up. Him and his family want to make sure that everybody receives their thanks. Half the world contacted us, everyone was worried. Now he only needs to rest. His wife and parents are with him.

"Even tomorrow [Monday], he will remain under observation, maybe Tuesday as well. But in any case he wants to support his team-mates against Belgium."

The future of Eriksen’s career is still unclear. Having undergone a cardiac arrest, the player might have to retire early from professional football.


source: SportMob