Brentford News: The Bees pulled off a major transfer swoop by signing Christian Eriksen in the January transfer window. The Danish midfielder will be returning to professional football after seven months.
The 13th of June 2021 will probably never be forgotten by the Danish and the Finnish supporters. It was the day when Finland was making their debut in Euros but it would be remembered for a whole another episode.
Football was forgotten late in the first half as Christian Eriksen fell onto the field after a cardiac arrest. What followed were some of the most disturbing moments that no one would want to see.
Medical teams worked for minutes of Christian Eriksen as both sets of players, staff and supporters held their breath. Thankfully, Eriksen was revived and taken to a hospital where the midfielder’s condition stabilized. Finland did win the game on that evening, but every Finnish player would agree that football didn’t matter on that day.
Brentford News: What did Christian Eriksen say?
There was a concern following the Cardiac arrest that Christian Eriksen would never play football again. But the Danish midfielder recently said that he knew that he would play again in a matter of days.
The midfielder spoke in an interview that was conducted by Brentford’s official website. In the interview, Christian Eriksen said that even he initially thought that his career was over. But he was in for a surprise.
Eriksen said “It changed two days later. All the tests started and all the knowledge started to come in and all the questions were being asked ‘Can I do this? Can I do that?’ and listen to the doctors.”
The Brentford midfielder added “It came to the fact that if I can do tests with a doctor along the way. Then I can slowly get back to playing football. There were a lot of tests to see how the heart reacted to physical training again. And luckily nothing came out of that and everything was good.”
Christian Eriksen was fitted with an ICD following the cardiac arrest. Owing to this, he could not play for Inter Milan as Italian football’s rules did not permit this. But the Danish midfielders doctors confirmed that there were no limits even with the ICD.
Inter Milan eventually released Eriksen in January following which he joined Brentford on deadline day as a free agent. The Danish midfielder would be vital for the Bees as they attempt to stay in the Premier League.
A welcome return to the Premier League
Christian Eriksen is no stranger to the Premier League. The Danish midfielder has spent six and a half seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. Hence he has apt knowledge of English football.
The new Brentford signing has made 305 appearances for the Spurs, scoring 69 goals. Hence, a lot would be expected from Eriksen as he gets set to make his return to professional football in the coming days.