Christian Eriksen Scores On Denmark Comeback
Following a near-fatal heart attack last year, Christian Eriksen made his return to international football by scoring two minutes after coming on for Denmark in Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Netherlands.
At the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Eriksen produced a stunning finish into the top corner in the 47th minute, after he came on as a half-time substitute.
The 30-year-old playmaker collapsed on the pitch and received life-saving treatment during Denmark’s Euro 2020 clash with Finland. Nearly eight months later, he joined Premier League club Brentford as a free agent in January.
“I was happy the ball came to me and of course, it was a lovely finish,” Eriksen said in an interview. “To start the comeback in international football like this was the perfect way. I felt very welcome (by the Netherlands fans).
“I’ve been here before (for Ajax) for many years so of course, they know me, but it was a very heart-warming reception for sure. I’m looking forward to playing at the Qatar World Cup but there are a lot of games in between and I’m focused on them.”
Denmark will play Serbia in an International Friendly match on Tuesday.
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