During Denmark‘s opening game of Euro 2020 against Finland, their star man Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the pitch, sending his home nation into shock.
Thanks to the quick reaction of his teammates, Eriksen was able to be receive the medical treatment he required, and his life was saved.
The Inter player is now recovering and looking to make his return to football. This week, he appeared at a UEFA President’s Award ceremony and had words of gratitude for those who helped him on that dreadful day.
“I would like to thank Morten [Skjoldager], Morten [Boesen] and the medical team who helped in Parken on June 12. You did a fantastic job and saved my life,” he said.
“Also a big thanks to my friend and captain Simon [Kjaer] and my teammates in the Danish team for your support, both on June 12 and afterwards.
“Thanks to all the fans who have sent messages to me and my family. It means a lot and has given us strength and support. Thank you.”