Following Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest during his country’s Euro 2021 opener against Finland on Saturday, the player has spoken up on what the future holds for his career.
During the match on Saturday, Eriksen collapsed on the pitch shortly before halftime. With the assistance of medics around who detected the issue quickly after he collapsed, Christian Eriksen was given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, CPR, before being taken to hospital.
In a statement received through his manager to the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Eriksen said;
“Thank you, I won’t give up.
“I feel better now – but I want to understand what has happened.
“I want to say thank you all for what you did for me.”
However, we remain unsure of the possibility of Christian Eriksen ever playing in a professional match in the nearest future.
According to Sanjay Sharma, a professor of sports cardiology at London’s St George’s University who worked with Eriksen during his time at Tottenham Hotspur, said football bodies would likely be “very strict” about allowing the midfielder to play football again. He went on to say that Eriksen may not be able to play professional football again after his cardiac arrest.
The said game ended in Denmark’s favor; Denmark 1-0 Finland.