Danish footballer Christian Eriksen, who crashed on the field in the opening of his country’s Euro 2020 game, said he is doing “well” in a post on Instagram from the hospital on Tuesday making it the latest football news. Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen addressed the fans on Instagram. “Hello everyone. Thank you so much for your lovely and amazing messages from all over the world. It means a lot to me and my family.”
“I’m as well as I can be under the circumstances. I still have a number of tests to go through at the hospital, but I feel fine,” he wrote in a post, alongside a picture of him smiling and giving his thumbs up while lying in bed.
“Now I’ll be cheering for the guys from the Denmark national team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark!” he ended the post in high spirits.
In a scene that shook the sporting world, the 29-year-old Inter midfielder suddenly collapsed in the 43rd minute of a Group B game of Denmark against Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday.
After standing for about 15 minutes, the medical staff gave CPR, and then he was taken off the field and taken to the hospital. He was later confirmed to have a cardiac arrest.
Following the incident, the match was on hold for 90 mins and when players were gathered in the dressing room, UEFA offered the choice of shifting the match on Sunday at 12 pm local time. However, Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand sharpened his criticism of its handling of the incident and the team resumed the match on Saturday evening.