After the collapse of the Dane Christian Eriksen in the European Championship game against Finland, the football world is shocked.
Apparently there is no connection with Corona.
Munich - These are pictures that are still deep in the bones of everyone the morning after.
Christian Eriksen, the star of the Danish national team, collapses in the first round match of the EM 2021 against Finland just a few minutes before the half-time break.
Eriksen has to be reanimated, his girlfriend storms onto the lawn * and has to be reassured and comforted by captain Simon Kjaer and goalkeeper Kaspar Schmeichel.
Denmark's Eriksen collapses - the all-clear comes in the hospital
Denmark's team doctor Martin Boesen, who was one of the first to join Eriksen, says: “He was lying on his side, breathing and also had his pulse.
But suddenly that changed and we started with the heart massage ", he said on Saturday evening:" We managed to get him back. "
Probably mainly because Eriksen from the hospital encouraged his teammates to continue playing, the game was continued after an almost two-hour break.
The brave Danes fought, but increasingly lost the thread against outsiders Finland and lost 1-0.
Wild speculation about Eriksen vaccination: Inter-Boss rejects everything and clarifies
A few hours later, Eriksen gave the team-mates from Inter Milan a slight all-clear: “He's doing a lot better.
The nice thing is that he sent a message in our internal inter-chat.
He calmed the team down and said he would be back soon, ”said Milan's managing director Beppe Marotta at
He did not want to speculate about the reasons for the collapse, said the managing director.
Only this much: "He was not sick with Covid and he was not vaccinated." With that he should have ended the suspicion expressed in social networks that the collapse was related to a corona vaccination.
The sympathy is gigantic. Inter colleague Romelu Lukaku dedicated his goal for Belgium to the Dane by shouting "Chris, I love you" into a TV camera. Meanwhile, the Danish Football Association has offered its players psychological help. On its website, the association specifically offered "crisis aid to the players, Christian's family and everyone else in the men's national team". National coach Kasper Hjulmand said late on Saturday evening: “It's a traumatic experience. We will spend the next few days working on it as best we can. And of course there are professional people around us. ”
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