- Christian Eriksen plunged the football fraternity into panic and confusion when he collapsed during a football match
- The midfielder fell unconscious to the ground minutes before halftime while in action for Denmark against Finland
- Currently in hospital, the Inter star has spoken about his ordeal for the first time, thanking everyone for the support
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Christian Eriksen has released his first statement since suffering a cardiac arrest on Saturday, June 12, during the Euro 2020.
Eriksen sent the football world into panic when he collapsed while in action for Denmark during their opener against Finland.
The incident nearly saw the clash called off before Denmark players decided to continue playing as they went on to lose by a solitary goal.
Denmark captain Simon Kjaer is understood to have played a central role in helping save Eriksen's life, thanks to his quick response.
The AC Milan defender put his teammate in the recovery position and ensured he did not swallow his tongue as he gave CPR before the medical team responded.
The Inter Milan superstar, who is understood to be in a stable condition has now broken his silence since the unfortunate ordeal and has already spoken with his teammates.
In a statement sent to the press by his manager, the former Tottenham Hotspur ace thanked everyone for the support, revealing he is feeling much better. Eriksen 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," he said.
Future of Eriksen's career
Meanwhile, a sports cardiologist has said Eriksen may never play football again after he collapsed on the pitch.
Sanjay Sharma, who once worked with Eriksen at Tottenham Hotspur expressing fear the midfielder may have played his last game. He said:
“I’m very pleased. The fact he’s stable and awake, his outlook is going to be very good. I don’t know whether he’ll ever play football again," Sharma said.
“The good news is he will live, the bad news is he was coming to the end of his career, so would he play another professional football game, that I can’t say. In the UK he wouldn’t play. We’d be very strict about it."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips was the standout performer for new Roma boss Jose Mourinho in England's 1-0 Euro 2020 win over Croatia at Wembley.
The 25-year-old assisted Raheem Sterling's only goal of the game in the 57th minute to cap an impressive display all through the encounter.
His partnership with Declan Rice saw the Three Lions control possession of the ball more than their opponent in the game.