Christian Eriksen statement: what the Denmark star said from hospital after suffering cardiac arrest in Euro 2020 game

Denmark and Inter Milan star speaks for first time from hospital after collapse

Christian Eriksen has spoken for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch against Finland

The Denmark forward collapsed in the first half and was given CPR on the pitch by the Denmark physio and medics, before being taken to hospital.

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The 29-year-old former Spurs star, who now plays for Inter Milan, has issued words of thanks in a short statement from hospital.

Denmark's midfielder Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing on the pitch during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland.
Denmark's midfielder Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing on the pitch during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland.

What did Christian Eriksen say?

Eriksen issued a statement through his agent on Monday morning.

It 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.”

What happened to Christian Eriksen?

Denmark’s team doctor Morten Boesen confirmed Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and that “he was gone” prior to being resuscitated.

Eriksen collapsed on Saturday during the first half of Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland before being treated on the pitch and taken to hospital.

At a press conference arranged by the Danish Football Federation on Sunday afternoon, Boesen said: “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.”

“We don’t have any explanation why it happened. The details about what happened I am not quite sure of because I am not a cardiologist, I will leave that to the experts. I didn’t see it live, only on screens afterwards.”