With Christian Eriksen in the Danish jersey all football fans connect a bad moment. At the past European Championship in the summer, the lives of the Middle Fieldman hung on the silk thread, he had a cardiac arrest on the square. But through fast and good use of the doctors, everything was fine in the end, the 30-year-old was able to return to the football field after a few months, now plays with defibrillator.
About a month ago, Eriksen gave his mandatory game comeback, meanwhile he kicks in the Premier League for FC Brentford. His next comeback experienced the fine footballer on Saturday night when he was back in the circles of the national team. The first big goose bumps in the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam was finally after the break: Eriksen was replaced, there were Standing Ovations in the stadium, also bond coach Louis van Gaal stood up and applauded. Of course, the Dane got along, gave the applause back to the ranks, probably one of the most special moments of his career. He felt “again like a footballer”, he afterwards at the Dutch TV channel NOS to protocol. “I was really looking forward to it.”
287 days after his cardiac arrest he ran for his country for the first time. And the comeback could hardly have been able to run better, because not even two minutes after his resubritation, Eriksen put the ball to the 2-3 top left. The second large goose bump for the Danes, who played in Amsterdam between 2009 and 2013 and therefore knows the stadium very well. “I had good years here, and I still know where the gate stands,” Eriksen said sober whose double pack was just the aluminum in the way. At the good mood with continuous grin, this did not demolish.
“Enjoy – and welcome back”
“It’s a pleasure to see him soccer playing,” said National Trainer Kasper Hjulmand, who also reported, he had given his protégé, especially one on the lawn: “Enjoy – and welcome.” The result, Oranje won 4-2, was in the end totally secondary, because the most important message is: Christian Eriksen is back! “I had goose bumps,” said the Dutch defender Matthijs de Leig. “It’s great that he’s back, – as he met, shows his class. For the fans it was the perfect game.”
For example, FC Brentford tweeted: “A perfect story.” And Eriksen himself posted a picture of themselves velvet cheering and wrote: “I can not put into words as I miss this feeling.” Missing the fine technician all football fans – and the fans of Oranje experienced this evening certainly the goal of the goal, which they have been very happy.