Christian Eriksen has been reunited with his Denmark team-mates one week on from his horrifying collapse against Finland.
Eriksen, 29, visited the team after being discharged from hospital on Friday following a “successful” operation to fit a heart-starting device.
The ex- Tottenham Hotspur star suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s defeat to Finland in their opening group game of Euro 2020.
“It was really great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night”, Eriksen said in a statement after seeing his team-mates.
“No need to say, that I will be cheering on them on Monday against Russia.”
Christian Norgaard and Andreas Skov Olsen were among the players who were reunited with Eriksen, and both men were delighted to see their Denmark team-mate.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Skov Olsen said: “It was fantastic to see him in real life with my own eyes and not over a screen and to see him walk around normal and smiling with his family and his two kids.
“It was really good and it gave a good feeling in the stomach to see him ok and it was just really nice to talk with him and touch him and see him smile.”
Norgaard, who will play in the Premier League with Brentford next season, echoed Skov Olsen’s sentiments.
“It was just a really good day where everyone was smiling and everyone was giving him a hug because, yeah, it was more a feeling of love and joy than it was a sad feeling yesterday”, he said.
“We were very pleased to see him standing and making jokes.”
It is too early to say whether Eriksen will play football again, but the career of Netherlands and Ajax ace Daley Blind will give him hope.
Blind was diagnosed with a heart condition after suffering from dizziness during a Champions League game in 2019.
He was fitted with a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator and has been able to continue his career.
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