Eriksen suffered a heart attack during the opening match of the Euro-2020 group stage against Denmark.
The doctor of the Danish team said that Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped because he “left” before recovering with a defibrillator at the European Championship.
Eriksen collapsed on Saturday during the opening match of the Euro-2020 group stage against Finland in Denmark, after receiving unconscious treatment for a long time.
“He left. We had a heart resuscitation, it was a heart attack. “We came back to him after a defibrillation,” Morten Boesen told a news conference on Sunday, adding that Eriksen had remained in hospital after the collapse for further examination.
“The tests done so far look good,” Boesen added. “We have no explanation as to why this happened.”
Eriksen, 29, suddenly collapsed in the 42nd minute of the match, when he ran near the left touching line after the Danish draw. When a crowd of 16,000 people fell, his teammates gathered around him as he was treated on the pitch and then carried on a stretcher.
The Danish players contacted Eriksen via video conference, said Peter Moller, director of the Danish DBU Football Association.
Coach Casper Hulmand said that Eriksen told him that he did not remember much from the collapse of the week, that he wanted to return to the field.
“He would like us to play,” said Hulmand. “He said he felt he could go out and play again. “Christian feels best when his feet are close to football.”
Hulmand quoted the words of the midfielder. “I think you feel worse than I do. Guys, I feel like I’m going to train now. ”
“Christian is in a good mood, it’s a huge relief for the players after all this uncertainty,” said Hulmand. “There is no doubt that we were on the ropes.”
Messages of support have been leaked to Eriksen, who plays for Inter Milan.
The Group B match was stopped և and finally resumed an hour and 45 minutes later. With their only attempt at the game, Finland won 1-0.
Former Danish players Peter Schmeichel and Michael Laudrup have criticized the UEFA governing body over the incident. Players were given the opportunity to finish the game on Saturday evening or Sunday.
“Looking back, I honestly do not think we should have returned to the field,” said Hulmand. “I was thinking, could I do things differently?”
Denmark canceled training on Sunday, but Hulmand said they would try to return to normal on Monday.
He insisted that the players are determined to finish the tournament, with Denmark playing Belgium next in Group B on Thursday.