Eriksen from Denmark ‘was gone’ before being reinstated: Doctor | Euro2020 News
Eriksen was heartbroken when Denmark opened the Euro 2020 against Finland.
The Danish team doctor has said that Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped and that he had “gone” before being re-energized by the European Championship defensive machine.
Eriksen fell in the Euro 2020 opener in Denmark against Finland on Saturday and received long-term medical treatment before recovering.
“She was gone; we started the heart again, it was a heart attack. We’ll get him back after one defibrillation, “Morten Boesen told a news conference Sunday, adding that Eriksen was left in hospital for rehabilitation after his surgery.
“The tests that have taken place so far have looked good,” added Boesen. “We don’t know why it happened.”
Eriksen, 29, fell abruptly in the 42nd minute of the game near the left-hand post after a Danish shot. When the riot broke out in a crowd of 16,000, his teammates gathered around him during the game and then picked him up.
Danish players connected with Eriksen through a video conference, said Peter Moller, director of the Danish football association DBU.
Coach Kasper Hjulmand said Eriksen told him he did not remember much since Saturday fell and that he was eager to return.
“They would like us to play,” said Hjulmand. “He said he felt like he could go and play. A Christian feels better when he has a ball near his feet.”
Hjulmand quoted the player as saying: “I think you feel worse than I do. I feel like I’m about to go to school, guys.”
“A Christian has a good spirit and a great relief for the players after these doubts,” said Hjulmand. “There’s no doubt we’ve been living on ropes.”
Spokesman Eriksen, who plays for Inter Milan, poured in.
Group B matches were called off and they resumed an hour and 45 minutes later. Finland also won 1-0 with their only attempt at the game.
Peter Schmeichel and Michael Laudrup, a former Danish national, have criticized UEFA’s management of the issue. Players were given the opportunity to finish the game on Saturday evening or Sunday.
“Looking back, I honestly don’t think we would have been back in the ring,” Hjulmand said. “I wondered if I could do things differently.”
Denmark has canceled talks scheduled for Sunday but Hjulmand said he would try to return to normal Monday.
He added that the players are determined to finish the tournament, with Denmark playing Belgium in Group B on Thursday.