‘I do not have the words’ – Spurs midfielder on hearing from Christian Eriksen

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Christian Eriksen
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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has opened up on the discussion which the Danish players held with Christian Eriksen on Sunday.

The former Spurs midfielder collapsed during the final minutes of the first half of the Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday with no other players near him.

The quick intervention of captain Simon Kjaer has seen the 32-year-old credited with playing a potentially life-saving role in the response before Eriksen received CPR and had to undergo the use of a defibrillator on the pitch, before he was taken to hospital (Daily Mail).

Højbjerg emphasised the main thing is that Eriksen is fine after the traumatic incident and showed his class by insisting that his team-mates should be focused on Thursday’s fixtures against Thursday.

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand has since claimed that the match should not have resumed later in the day, given the trauma that the players had been through earlier that afternoon (BBC).

Højbjerg told the official Spurs Twitter account: “The crucial thing thing is that Christian is okay… We spoke to him yesterday, which mattered a lot. He said that we should look forward and feel excited about Thursday’s match… I do not have the words for it but it was fantastic.”

 

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