Christian Eriksen takes part in Denmark training for the first time since his shock cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, as the Brentford star insists he is ‘trusting the doctors’ ahead of his sensational comeback
- Christian Eriksen has joined up with Denmark ahead of their upcoming friendlies
- The Brentford midfielder will be hoping to make a stunning comeback this week
- He took part in training with Denmark ahead of games vs Holland and Serbia
- Eriksen spoke after to assure he is confident ‘bad things’ will not happen to him
- He said he was ‘trusting the doctors’ after getting a ICD fitted in his heart
Christian Eriksen has taken part in training with Denmark for the first time since his horrifying cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 as he prepares for an incredible comeback with his national team.
The world was stunned when the playmaker dropped to turf in Denmark’s opening gmae of the tournament against Finland, but was quickly brought back to life thanks to the efforts of the medical teams in the stadium – with players, fans and Eriksen’s loved ones all initially fearing the worst.
It was thought Eriksen may never play football again after the incident, but after undergoing extensive tests on his heart, he was fitted with an ICD – a heart starting device – and later given confidence he could return to the game.
Christian Eriksen has participated in Denmark training for the first time since his collapse
Eriksen has been called up by boss Kasper Hjulmand after making a stunning comeback
Eriksen goes for a job around the pitch with the rest of his Denmark team-mates on Thursday
The Brentford midfielder was put through his pace with drills both on and off the ball
Eriksen has made a positive start to his return after impressing in his first games with Brentford
The device meant that Inter Milan were forced to release him due to strict rules forbidding players with heart conditions in elite sport, but Brentford opted to give him a chance despite uncertainty over his fitness.
Now Denmark have recalled him to the squad and he was seen greeting his international team-mates after linking up with them on Wednesday – embracing and catching up at their team hotel.
And on Thursday Eriksen was put through his paces in training as boss Kasper Hjulmand prepares for upcoming games against Holland and Serbia.
Eriksen spoke about his decision to return to football and said he was confident he would not suffer any further problems with his heart – adding he was place his trust in the doctors.
Eriksen is confident he will not suffer another issue with his heart after returning to the game
The former Spurs star meets up with his Denmark team-mates at the team hotel on Wednesday
‘I ended up trusting the doctors,’ he told Sky Sports. ‘I wouldn’t stand here today if I wasn’t able and capable of coming back without any bad things happening to me.
‘So I’ve been lucky with the doctors and lucky with the diagnosis that everything is okay to go back to playing again, and that gives me the push to go back to the life I had before.
I feel really good I’m very happy. I’m very pleased to be back with the national team again. It’s been a while so I’m very happy to be back.’
Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand admitted he will assess how the former Tottenham Hotspur star gets through training before deciding whether to play him in the fixture.
Eriksen takes a moment to bed into the international setup along with Kasper Schmeichel
‘We just have to look at what exactly he has done at Brentford, where he started training again on Sunday,’ Hjulmand said Wednesday.
‘Before that, he had missed the workouts for four days. We have to see how much he has done when we get the latest data.’
While Hjulmand admitted he will most likely start on the bench against Holland, he confirmed the 30-year-old would be ‘100 per cent’ ready to play Serbia at Parken in Copenhagen on Tuesday – the same venue where he suffered his cardiac arrest.