Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen, has spoken following his cardiac arrest during his country’s Euro 2021 opener against Finland on Saturday.
The 29-year-old collapsed on the pitch shortly before halftime in Denmark’s 1-0 defeat to Finland.
The Inter Milan playmaker was given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, CPR, before being taken to hospital.
However, In a statement via his manager to the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Eriksen said: “Thank you, I won’t give up.
“I feel better now – but I want to understand what has happened.
“I want to say thank you all for what you did for me.”
Meanwhile, Sanjay Sharma, a professor of sports cardiology at London’s St George’s University who worked with Eriksen during his time at Tottenham Hotspur, said football bodies would likely be “very strict” about allowing the midfielder to play football again.
According to him, Eriksen may not play professional football again after his cardiac arrest.