Inter Milan playmaker Christian Eriksen was one of the best in the Premier League during his time at Tottenham. It was disturbing to see him suffer a cardiac arrest during the match between Denmark and Finland on Saturday.
Former Manchester United’s Daley Blind knows what it’s like to suffer from a heart disease – still playing but with an implanted defibrillator – and he has responded to Eriksen’s fears by revealing that he was considering not playing at Euro 2020 as a result. .
In a speech to the Dutch television station NOS, the Dutch international said: “[Saturday] had a huge impact on me. Besides the fact that I know Christian Eriksen well as a friend, the situation for him is terrible.
“Of course, I also experienced a few things in this area, so I had to overcome a mental obstacle to play. I had a lot of problems with it, but I’m proud I did. Then all the feeling comes out for a while.
“I have definitely thought about not participating. The pictures and the moment had a big impact and I did not sleep very well because of them. I really had to overcome a major obstacle to do this. ”
The Dane has also broken his silence with quotes made in the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
Eriksen addressed fans and said: “Thank you, I will not give up. I’m better now – but I want to understand what happened. I want to say thank you all for what you did for me. ”
The scenes over the weekend were awful and they brought back unpleasant memories when Fabrice Muamba did something similar while playing for Bolton in 2012.