Christian Eriksen speaks for the time from the hospital after he collapsed on the pitch.
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the field in their first group game against Finland in the ongoing Euro Championship on Saturday.
The ex-Tottenham player said: ‘Thank you, I won’t give up. I feel better now – but I want to understand what’s happened.
‘I want to say thank you all for what you did for me.’
The 29-year-old collapsed during his side’s Euro 2020 during the match and was shiftily attended by the medical teams that gave him emergency CPR on the pitch with the game temporarily suspended just before half-time.
Eriksen is currently receiving treatment at Rigshospitalet which is one of Denmark’s top hospitals, which is less than a mile from Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.
How close were we to losing Him?
Denmark’s team doctor Boesen details what actually caused his collapse:
“The exams that have been done so far look fine,” Boesen told a news conference.
“We don’t have an explanation why it happened. I can’t answer that question.
“I didn’t see it live, I saw it on screen when it happened. You saw the same as me. No explanation so far.”
“He was gone. “We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest.
“How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got him back after one defib, so that’s quite fast.”
How is Erikson feeling now?
According to Denmark Headcoach Kasper Hjulmand Eriksen had told him he did not remember much from what happened and wants to get back to training.
“I think you are feeling worse than I am. I feel as if I’m about to go training now, boys.”
“Christian is in good spirits and it’s a huge relief for the players after all this uncertainty,” Hjulmand said. “There is no doubt that we have been on the ropes.”
Many footballers have paid tribute to Eriksen and wishing him well.
Who has been through such a situation before?
Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba’s heart stopped for 78 hours during FA Cup Quarter-final between Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane On 17 March 2012.
In connection with Fabrice Muamba’s case, the ex Bolton player said that watching Eriksen collapse brought back feelings he did not want to relive again.
“I was watching it, and it happened, then my phone was going off like crazy and I just said, ‘Oh no, not this again, please’.
What’s Next for Christian Eriksen?
The player is now receiving a treat and will be discharged to go home if he gets better.
Would this make him call off his playing career?
It’s not quite clear but taking a cue from what happened to Fabrice Muamba in 2012, he retired from footballer after he fully recovered and it is likely Eriksen’s family will would advise him to stop playing football.