Eriksen sends ‘his greetings’ to teammates after collapse

The Danish soccer federation says Christian Eriksen has ”despatched his greetings to his teammates” and continues to be examined in a hospital following his collapse on the sector throughout a European Championship recreation

COPENHAGEN — Christian Eriksen remained in steady situation in a Copenhagen hospital Sunday and “despatched his greetings to his teammates” as he recovers from his collapse throughout a European Championship recreation, the Danish soccer federation stated.

The remainder of the Danish workforce was being given disaster administration help as they course of the incident that occurred throughout Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Finland in Copenhagen. Eriksen fell face-forward to the bottom late within the first half and wanted CPR from medical employees earlier than regaining consciousness.

The Euro 2020 recreation was suspended for about 90 minutes after Eriksen’s collapse. It will definitely resumed and Finland gained 1-0.

The Danish workforce canceled all deliberate media actions at its base camp on Sunday and likewise postponed a coaching session.

The 29-year-old Eriksen was being handled at Rigshospitalet, one among Denmark’s high hospitals which is lower than a mile away from Parken Stadium, the place the sport was performed.

The Danish federation, generally known as the DBU, additionally thanked followers and different groups for his or her outpouring of help for the Inter Milan midfielder who earned a status as one of many world’s high playmakers throughout his seven years within the Premier League at Tottenham.

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand stated after Saturday’s recreation that the Danish gamers can be supplied any help wanted as they attempt to give attention to the remainder of the event.

“We’ll spend the following few days processing this as greatest we are able to,” Hjulmand stated. “And naturally we’re surrounded by skilled individuals. … It’s not regular to play such a recreation after which see one among your folks endure with a coronary heart challenge.”

The incident solid a direct pall on what had been a party-like ambiance in Copenhagen as Denmark hosted a serious event recreation for the primary time. The gamers had been speaking about the potential of repeating the nation’s upset win on the 1992 European Championship, with Eriksen the centerpiece of the workforce in his attacking midfield position.

Now the workforce should give attention to simply getting by means of the following recreation in opposition to top-ranked Belgium on Thursday in Group B. And Hjulmand praised his gamers for not being afraid to point out their feelings each on the sector and within the dressing room.

“It’s a traumatic expertise,” Hjulmand stated. “The angle (when play resumed) was let’s exit and attempt to do what we are able to. After which we talked about permitting (your self) to have all these emotions. And it was OK to say no in the event that they weren’t in a position to play. A few of them stated that they wished to attempt. And I stated it doesn’t matter what emotions they’d, it was all OK. You needed to enable your self to attempt to play the sport when you felt prefer it. And also you needed to dare to point out glad feelings. Nevertheless it was OK to say no. As a result of a few of them they weren’t in a position to, they weren’t in a position to play.”

Hjulmand stated he had skilled an analogous scenario throughout his profession as a membership coach “the place we virtually misplaced somebody on the sector.”

“And now I can see how everyone seems to be reaching out to their households proper now and tries FaceTiming them,” Hjulmand stated throughout his post-game information convention. “In order that’s what a scenario like this does. It’s a tricky evening.”

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