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Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen in 'good mood' as he recovers after cardiac arrest - reports

June 14, 2021

Christian Eriksen is said to be in a "good mood" as doctors continue to carry out tests after he collapsed during a Euro 2020 game.

The Danish footballer is recovering in hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest about 40 minutes into the game with Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday.

Agent and friend of the player, Martin Schoots, said he has spoken to the 29-year-old attacking midfielder, as reported by La Gazetta in Italy.

"He joked, he was in a good mood, I found him fine," he said.

"We all want to understand what happened to him, he wants to do it too: the doctors are carrying out in-depth examinations, it will take time."

Mr Schoots added that messages had been reaching the Inter Milan star from across the world and his partner and parents are with him in hospital.

The player's condition remains stable, according to an update provided on Monday by Danish football officials.

Jakob Hoeyer, communications director at the Danish Football Association, said: "We are in touch with him. We were in touch with him yesterday and today.

"(His) condition is the same as yesterday, stable, good."

Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen, who revealed at the weekend that Eriksen "was gone" before resuscitation efforts began, said that initial tests on the player "so far look fine".

Mr Boesen said: "How close were we? I don't know. We got him back after one defib, so that's quite fast.

"We don't have any explanation why it happened."

Scotland captain Andy Robertson said Denmark's players were "heroes" for shielding Eriksen from the crowd and the cameras when he received CPR on the pitch after collapsing in the 42nd minute.

"The way the Danish players dealt with what must have been a heartbreaking thing for all of them, they stood up to it," Robertson said.

"That will be the picture I remember and everyone should remember because, when one of their friends was in a bad place, they stood up and protected him.

"Whatever else happens in this tournament, for me they will be the heroes."

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