Denmark's soccer star Christian Eriksen has addressed the public for the first time since his collapse on Saturday night.
»Thank you very much for your lovely and great greetings and messages from all over the world.
That means a lot to me and my family, «wrote the 29-year-old playmaker from Inter Milan in an Instagram message, which the Danish association also published on Tuesday morning.
The news also includes a photo of Eriksen with his thumb raised in his hospital bed.
"I'm fine - under the circumstances," Eriksen continued.
“I still have to go through some hospital exams, but I feel okay.
Now I will cheer with the guys from the Danish team at the next games.
Everyone plays for Denmark! "
Eriksen had collapsed and revived on the pitch on Saturday evening during the European Championship preliminary round match between Denmark and Finland (0-1) just before the end of the first half.
He was taken to a hospital that evening, where, according to the Danish Association, his condition stabilized.
In the past few days, hundreds of people in the center of Copenhagen have painted a white wall with graffiti and wishes for the Danish soccer star.
The wall is littered with greetings for several meters.
It was built on Ofelia Square near the famous Nyhavn harbor in the Danish capital, where it borders one of the fan zones at this European Championship venue.
jan / dpa