Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has released a message of hope to the fans after suffering a cardiac arrest on Saturday. The Inter Milan midfielder collapsed in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland in Copenhagen.
Eriksen was administered CPR on the field and then taken to hospital where his condition was stabilised within an hour of his collapse. In his message, the talented midfielder said he feels “fine — under the circumstances”
“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,” the former Tottenham Hotspurs man wrote.
“I’m fine — under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel OK. Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian,” his statement concluded.
The great Dane had already been in touch with his Denmark teammates, who finished the match against Finland, losing 1-0. Eriksen is still in hospital awaiting further tests as they seek to determine what caused his cardiac arrest.