The message that everyone expected. Christian Eriksen, who fainted in the 43rd minute of the Euro Cup match against Finland, spoke for the first time after the heart attack that he suffered on Saturday and that left soccer fans and strangers in shock. The 29-year-old Danish man thanked the displays of affection and concern and left a message of calm to all fans.
He did so through the Italian medium ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ in a message on the front page of the newspaper in which he thanked the doctors for their help and the world of football for their support: “Thank you all, I do not give up. I feel better now, but I want to understand everything that happened”.
“I want to thank everyone for what they have done for me. The Inter family has been very close to me and I was moved”Added the Dane, who is still recovering after the scare on Saturday.
It remains stable
“Christian is in the same condition, stable, good. Exams are still being performed, there is no change”informed Jakob Høyer, communication chief of the Danish Federation (DBU) at a press conference.
The Danish national team doctor, Morten Boesen, explained on Sunday in another appearance that the player fainted alone with the band, suffered cardiac arrest and was clinically dead for a few seconds, until he was resuscitated with a defibrillator.
At the moment, the cause is unknown, hence he continues to be hospitalized while undergoing further medical tests.
The match was initially suspended by UEFA, but was resumed almost two hours later after checking with his teammates that Eriksen It was in good condition and that there was agreement by all parties involved in the game.
Finland, who made their debut in a great final phase, ended up taking the victory 1-0 with a goal from Joel Pohjanpalo in the 59th minute. Denmark had a penalty to equalize the game, but it was ruined by Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg.
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