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Christian Eriksen sends first public message after horrific collapse

Christian Eriksen, Denmark
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Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has released his first public message since his collapse in Saturday’s Euro 2020 match against Finland.

Christian Eriksen has thanked fans for all their well-wishes and assured them he ‘feels better’.

The 29-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during the latter stages of the first half of a Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday.

Medical staff resuscitated Eriksen and stretched him off the pitch, while the Danish players formed a ring around their teammate to obscure him from the public eye whilst receiving treatment. He later went to the hospital to recover and undergo tests.

The Inter Milan midfielder is in a ‘stable’ condition but remains uncertain what prompted his cardiac arrest in the first place.

Nevertheless, Eriksen has thanked everyone for their support in a brief statement released through his agent, Martin Schoots, on the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Thank you. I won’t give up. I feel better now – but I want to understand what’s happened,” he said.

“I want to say thank you all for what you did for me.”

Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen, meanwhile, has assured Eriksen’s medical results are normal so far.