Christian Eriksen sent his first public message from the hospital on Tuesday to thank his supporters for their “sweet and wonderful” wishes after him...
Eriksen remains in the hospital because he had to be resuscitated using a defibrillator in the field after suffering cardiac arrest when Denmark played against Finland on Saturday.
“I am very grateful for the sweet and wonderful greetings and messages from all over the world, which have great implications for me and my family,” Eriksen wrote in a message shared on Twitter by the Danish Football Association.
The message was accompanied by a picture of 29-year-old Eriksen thumbs up from the hospital bed.
“I’m fine-under the circumstances,” he added. “I still have to go to the hospital for some tests, but I feel okay. Now I’m cheering for the boys on the Danish team in the next game. I’ll play all over Denmark.”
Eriksen and other Danish players have received a plethora of support from around the world, including fans of their rival teams, since the incident on Saturday.
Danish coach Kasper Hjulmand said the flood of messages shows that “soccer is the world’s largest social phenomenon.”
“That’s one thing that can unite most people in the world,” Hjulmand said at a press conference on Tuesday. “It brings friendship to country, race, gender, everything. Soccer is one big family … and we see this in all this perception from people all over the world.”
Denmark, who lost 1-0 to Finland after the match resumed, will face Belgium in Group B on Thursday. On Monday, Eriksen’s teammates said the midfielder had told them to refocus on the tournament.
And Hjulmand said it can be said that his player is gradually regaining the right mindset to play again. But he admitted that returning to Parken Stadium, where players circled around Eriksen while he was undergoing life-saving emergency treatment, was emotionally challenging.
“I don’t think they’re afraid to play,” Hjulmand said. “But the usual reaction to such trauma is not just yourself. It’s also your family, maybe your child, your wife, your parents. That opened the box of emotions. I I think we did a big thing yesterday and today I think we’ll take another step.
“Of course, the time to kick off will be emotional. You have to prepare for it to re-enter the stadium. Come back to meet great fans. By the time you kick off a lot We need the feelings of. Prepare for when the referee blows the first whistle. We are ready to go and fight for Denmark, play well and do everything. “
Danish soccer star Christian Eriksen sends a message from the hospital three days after a cardiac arrest during a match
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