Christian Eriksen 'feels like he could go out and play' after cardiac arrest

Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand has revealed that Christian Eriksen has said he ‘feels like he can go out and play’ following his cardiac arrest in their Euro 2020 opener on Saturday.

Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during the first half of Denmark’s match against Finland and required CPR treatment from emergency medical staff.

Denmark’s players formed a protective ring around Eriksen as he received treatment and were visibly upset with what had happened to the midfielder.

Eriksen is now in a stable condition in hospital in Copenhagen and is now undergoing further medical tests.

Speaking on Sunday, Hjulmand revealed that Eriksen is ‘good spirits’ after talking with his teammates and claims the midfielder wants Denmark to continue playing in the tournament.

‘Typically with Christian, he was concerned about us and his family,’ Hjulmand revealed.

‘He said, ‘I don’t remember much, but I’m more concerned about you guys, how are you doing?’ That is typical Christian.

‘That just shows that these big players and their generosity and the big persons like Christian, he is one hell of a player but what a person he is as well.

‘He would like for us to play. He is a football player and he said he feels like he could go out and play again.

‘Christian feels best when his feet are close to a football. It was good to see him smile and we will see if we can get ourselves together and play for Christian.

Hjulmand revealed that Eriksen also said: ‘I think you are feeling worse than I am. I feel as if I’m about to go training now, boys.

‘Christian is in good spirits and it’s a huge relief for the players after all this uncertainty. There is no doubt that we have been on the ropes.’

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