Harry Kane revealed was in touch with former Tottenham team-mate Christian Eriksen after his cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland, but has since given him space following the incident.
The 29-year-old midfielder has been discharged from hospital after a successful operation and is now recovering from the terrifying ordeal. He was even pictured with a fan last week as he continues his rehabilitation.
England captain Kane revealed to talkSPORT that he did message his former team-mate after the incident and does plan on reaching out again soon: “I spoke to him after what happened to him and wished him well. He sent me a quick message back to say he’s okay.
“I kind of left him alone. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for not just him but his family as well.
“Whatever happens, I hope to see to Chris soon and be in contact with him soon. The most important thing is that he’s well.”
Denmark have gone from strength to strength since the incident and now find themselves in the semi-final, where they face England and Kane at Wembley tomorrow evening.
The striker knew that Eriksen would be cheering against him and also labelled out the strengths that Denmark possess.
He added: “I’m sure he’ll be cheering against me on Wednesday, and rightly so. He will back his country all the way.
“We know that it has united Denmark as a team and pushed them to be where they are now. We can’t focus too much on that. We have to focus on ourselves and what we can do.
“They’re a great side and a team who can also change their formation during the game as well, depending on how we set up.
“They are a good structured team and have some good individual players. They’re hard to break down and don’t concede a lot of goals.
“We know it’s going to be a really tough game, but we also know there are areas we can exploit and maybe have some success.”
The scenes that occurred on the 12th June were terrifying for everyone; it was a reminder of how precious life is and that you can’t take anything for granted.
Eriksen produced some miracles in his seven-year spell at Tottenham but nothing was more miraculous then his recovery and everyone wishes him well.
It’s also lovely that former teammates like Kane have reached out to him. That team created some special moments and it’s great to see them still have a bond.
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