Eriksen explains his near death experience

Thu 10 February 2022 | 20:19

Christian Eriksen says that he was gone for five minutes after his cardiac arrest.

Christian Eriksen

, who had a near-death experience in the European Championship, has talked about what he went through, explaining that it was an out-of-the-world experience for him.

“I was gone from this world for five minutes until they got my heartbeat back,"

Eriksen told

BBC Sport


"It is a bit out of the world experience, weird, because it did happen and I was where I was, but to see where I am now then is very weird.”



midfielder has been asked about what he can remember from that incident, and he insisted that he can remember everything but the five minutes that he was out.

"I can remember everything apart from the five minutes, the throw in, the ball hitting my knee and then I don’t know what happened after.

"Then I woke up with people around me and felt the pressure on my chest, trying to get my breathing back. That time I had no idea what happened then it goes through my head did something happen with my legs, did I break my back?

"Can I lift my leg up, all small things I was trying to do to see what happened then in the ambulance I heard someone say ‘how long was I out for’ and someone said ‘five minutes’ and that was the first time I had heard I was gone."

The 29-year-old midfielder has also thanked Denmark’s medical staff for their efforts that saved his life after what happened to him on the pitch.

“The first thing is to show gratitude to the people around me,"

he added.

"The team-mates, the doctors first on the pitch, the team doctors and paramedics and then at the hospital to do everything and check everything and then all the messages from people to show support for me and my family It has been really lovely to see all the messages.

"I am very lucky and I have told them face to face I am very happy they did what they did otherwise I would not be here.”

source: SportMob

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